iPhone 7 3.5mm Headphone Jack Dongle Appears to Be Made of Poor Quality

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 16, 2016
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It’s no secret that Apple doesn’t make the sturdiest of accessories and cables that come with its iPhone, and with the release of its iPhone 7, the removal of the headphone jack has presented another layer of problems for consumers where accessories are involved. Even though Apple bundles a 3.5mm headphone jack-to-Lightning adapter to allow you to connect your earphones, some users have complained that the poor quality of the dongle is evident because it has started to tear up in a very short time span.

3.5mm Headphone Jack Dongle Starts to Tear up After Just a Month of Use on the iPhone 7

On a Reddit thread, one user has claimed to experience the problem after just a single month has passed with the dongle in possession. Since this accessory has become quite essential for millions of iPhone owners out there, tearing up this quickly means that Apple should upgrade the quality of its accessories in the future. However, it should be mentioned here that the company has thoroughly improved the Lightning cable that’s supposed to be used for syncing and charging purposes. With a tougher insulation compared to the 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, the cable will definitely last you a longer period and comes in a decent amount of length.

We’re just wondering why Apple could not go through with using the same level of protection with the dongle. Given the fact that it is cheaper than the rest of the accessories the company manufacturers, you are bound to see a ton of purchases of this specific accessory down the road. One advantage of having a torn adapter is that Apple will immediately replace it as soon as you walk into a retail store, but the offer is only going to last for a period of 12 months.

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Though there are a very small number of users who have complained about the poor quality of the headphone jack adapter, it remains to be seen how many people will continue to complain about this in the future. Has your bundled dongle started to show signs of wear and tear? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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