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These iPhone Lightning headphones embody the dongle life

5 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

I often make jokes about the dystopian headphone-jackless future. I long ago ceded faith that standard 3.5mm headphone ports will make a triumphant return to smartphones - especially after Android smartphones like the Pixel 2 ditched the port - opting to adapt to our current wireless future wholeheartedly with Apple's AirPods, Google's Pixel Buds and even a pair of Beats Solo3 headphones I continue to use at work. That said, I know a number of people who still swear by wired headphones when it comes to their iPhone - and they all encounter one issue. If you're using Lightning headphones...
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These built-in dongle headphones are the horrifying end to removing the headphone jack

These built-in dongle headphones are the horrifying end to removing the headphone jack

5 days ago   |   By The Verge

I suppose it was always going to come to this. As soon as Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its phones, it was inevitable that someone would eventually create this chimerical monster. But it doesn't make it any more enjoyable to see in real life: a pair of Lightning headphones with a second, integrated Lightning dongle for charging the phone while listening to music, as seen on Engadget Japan .
This is the world that Apple has created, one with the Cheero Earphones with Charging Dock. They cost 2,980 yen , and claim to be MFi-approved, which would make it one of the few...
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