IPhone 7 Lightning To 3.5 Mm Headphone Jack Adapter Can Be A Lifesaver

Posted: Sep 24 2016, 10:23am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 27 2016, 7:21pm CDT , in Apple


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iPhone 7 Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter Can Be Lifesaver
Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Apple dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. It is time to go digital, but I forgot one thing I use every day.

When the rumors started in 2015 that Apple is removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, I was not against it. I was convinced that Apple would ship EarPods with Lightning - and they did. Apple also bundled a short cable that is Lightning on one end and 3.5mm audio jack on the other. The Lightning adapter leaked in July and I did not think much of it.

It looks kind of a hack to connect headphones via the two inch long cable to the iPhone 7. Well, turns out that I need that adapter cable on a daily basis. I totally forgot about my speaker pillow. Every night I connect my iPhone via a headphone jack to my speaker pillow. I put the timer to 30 minutes and start my iTunes playlist. 10 minutes later I am in the land of dreams.

Last night was my first night with my iPhone 7 Plus and I was stumped. I could not connect the pillow to the new iPhone. Then I remembered the Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. I did not even take out of the box yet. The cable is on the backside of the EarPods box.

Speaker Pillow Lightning

I could not find a speaker pillow that is already coming with Lightning port. Niche products like that take longer to adopt new technologies and standards. I am also glad to not have to buy a new Speaker Pillow. In case you need to connect to more than one "legacy" audio device you can purchase Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter for $9 from Apple.

Read also my first experience with the new Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus.

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