Takes courage to make obviously stupid mistakes. Speaking for myself, even though I rarely use the headphone jack, the LAST thing I need is to find a dongle to use an ubiquitous world wide standard. Might as well remove the steering wheel from a car. (use iPhone to steer it) Or the number in front of the house (Google maps can pinpoint, don't need to look for it) In the past Apple products had versatility and options the PC world dreamed of. Now its being shaved until there is no redundancy. MacBook with USB-C, more dongles to spend on, and not have on when you need it. ====EDIT UPDATE===== No earphones with iPhone 7 it seems. Is the Lightning adapter in stock now? Guess not (but 7 wont be distributed till 16th, probably will be in stock then) #Nojacknoiphone7 ====================== ADDENDUM (9/8/16): There will be a set of *wired* ear buds with the iPhone 7, with the non-standard Lighting connector.