Ever since Apple courageously removed the 3.5mm headphone jack starting with the iPhone 7s/7 Plus, many users have rightfully complained (raged) at the immediate obsolescence of all those headphones they've been using. And with iPhone 8/8 Plus releasing and the upcoming iPhone X coming soon, phones with no traditional headphone jack are here to stay. More and more people are forced to join the non-headphone jack world, since the newest 2 models and any upcoming phone is definitely going to be headphone jack-less. If you've been considering upgrading but are worried about the Lightning-only future, fear not because Amazon has a pretty sweet adapter for you.

AmazonBasics Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Audio Adapter with Remote and Lightning Charging Port is a pretty easy solution to the problem of missing a headphone jack, even though it does add a not-so-subtle little box at the end of your phone. At the same time, you usually want to use an adapter like this one when you're at home or at your work desk charging your phone, so you probably won't mind having that extra adapter connected to the phone. The adapter's remote control makes it easier to control your music playback as well as to pick up or end calls. And it's Apple MFi Certified, so no danger of this adapter messing with your phone. The adapter is $34.99, which isn't too bad if it ends up solving a daily nuisance. And remember, if you buy the adapter from this link, we get a little piece of the pie as well, so you get a useful gadget and help TouchArcade at the same time!

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you dig into the Amazon reviews, you'll see someone mentioning that this doesn't work with 11.0.2. I've been using my adapter with no problem on 11.0.2, but anecdotally I've had other accessories say they weren't supported when I plugged them in with pocket lint in my Lightning port... So maybe that's what's happening here?

  • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

    This ugly dongle is $35 and I'd probably lose it.

    For my money, I'd rather have AirPods and support TA via Patreon and Twitch.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I use it to listen to podcast at night with some sleep headphones, works great for that but yeah it's a real wacky solution otherwise.

      • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

        While we're throwing money around ... the new iPhones have wireless charging, and the cheap Qi chargers on Amazon work great, and unlike the Apple-recommended things, can stand your phone up so you can see it at night. I haven't used my new Lightning headphones or the included dongle since these things and AirPods came along.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107527634608704040191/posts Sarah Pullin

    Aren't these posts against Amazon's TOS? I thought they suspend accounts for this.

    • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

      You're kidding, right? The Gawker "Kinja Deals" do this all the time, all day long. Amazon gets paid either way. Better they disclose this than try to hide it under "we really like this product or service and think you would, too!"

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107527634608704040191/posts Sarah Pullin

        Just because Gawker does it doesn't make it okay.

      • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

        And just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's wrong. I can't find what you're referring to. I just see Amazon's blurbs encouraging this kind of thing, nothing that would discourage it, except in emails, which isn't something anyone is doing.

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107527634608704040191/posts Sarah Pullin

        Who said I didn't like it? Are you the Touch Arcade defender? I was asking a question which you don't have an answer to.