No More Free Dongle: Apple Fans React

At the Apple Keynote on September 12, 2018, the company made several announcements including:

  • The Newly Unveiled iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.
  • They Discontinued the iPhone X, SE, and 6s.
  • The new A12 Bionic chip.
  • The Apple Watch 4.
  • The macOS Mojave coming out on Sept. 24th.

However, one announcement trumped them all… their new iPhones will no longer include a free dongle! This comes as a disappointment to the many iPhone users who still use wired earbuds and headphones.

Now, Apple is charging an additional $9 for those who want a dongle. You would think a company who’s worth a lot of $$$ could still offer a free dongle to customers? Apparently not. And I’m not the only one fuming about this!

Many Apple fans commented on Twitter about the free dongle situation:

Apple’s way to make up for getting rid of the free dongle is by including EarPods with Lightning Connector with all new iPhones. In my opinion as an Apple customer, I don’t want to feel pressured to purchase additional items to use my headphones. However, in the future, the free dongle not being offered will not deter me and many others from purchasing an iPhone.

What do you think about this and the new iPhones? Let us know in the comments below.

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