Lightning to 3.5mm (not the way you think)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eric8199, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    So I've discovered in my first day at work that I am not so annoyed with my iPhone 7+ not having a headphone jack as I am with my Mac not having a lightning port. I use my headphones to talk on my phone all the time (I'm a journalist so I'm on the phone a lot), and I'll often pull the headphones out of my phone and plug them into my Mac when I need to listen to audio. Can't do that now.

    I guess I could just use the regular headphones and the lightning adapter, but my headphones are all shot and I had avoided buying new ones because of the impending change. So I wonder, is there a lightning female port to 3.5mm male port adapter out there, so I can plug my lightning earpods into my Mac?
     
  2. blondkayvon macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually having this same issue as well. I've put off buying new headphones because I knew I'd be getting an iPhone 7, but I didn't really think about the fact that there's no adapter for lightning -> 3.5mm for my MacBook.
     
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I've had the same thought. I've always used the supplied headphones with my Mac and I don't want to buy another set just for that use.
     
  4. firewire9000 macrumors regular

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    It's absurd that the same company's earbuds don't work across all devices.

    That's why Apple made the AirPods, they sincronize automatically between devices.
     
  5. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Time to go all-in on bluetooth headphones. You can find good deals on Amazon. Doesn't seem to be any other good solution.

    My car only takes aux input through a headphone jack, and my phone dash mount has a built-in lightning port for charging (therefore no easy way to plug in the Apple headphone adapter). I'm pretty sure I'll have to get a car audio bluetooth adapter to solve this issue.
     

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