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Barclays: Apple won’t pack a a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter with 2018 iPhones (but I think they will)

Barclays thinks the new Apple iPhones expected to launch this fall won’t include a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter in the box. 

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks this will happen, but not this year. It would tick off too many folks — thoughI do think Apple will quit bundling the adapter in 2019.

Apple still sells the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for $9 as a standalone accessory, so if the company does quit an adapter with new smartphones, it won’t be TOO much extra expense. On the other hand, since it is only $9, hopefully Apple will just toss one in the new iPhone packaging and not raise the ire of some customers.


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the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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