While Apple will be including a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with the purchase of every iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company will also be selling the adapter separately. Apple has listed the adapter on its website and it carries a surprisingly low price tag of $9.
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Apple says that the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter will work with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, but that iOS 10 is required. It’s important to note that this adapter will not allow for Lightning EarPods to be connected to non-Lightning devices, only for 3.5mm headphones to be connected to Lightning devices.
Additionally, Apple will sell standalone Lightning EarPods for $29, the same price as 3.5mm EarPods.
There was some doubt as to what Apple would include with the iPhone 7, but the company confirmed on stage today that all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models will include not only a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter, but also a pair of new EarPods that connect via the Lightning port.
Apple today also unveiled its first pair of truly wireless earbuds in the form of the $159 AirPods. These will be available in late October, so if you’re looking for a truly wireless option to pair with your iPhone 7 right from the start, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
As of now, the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter is listed as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s website, though that should change once the iPhone itself becomes available.
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