Since the launch of the iPhone 7, when Apple removed the 3.5mm audio output (P2) from the device, it has included a Lightning adapter for the 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhones box. Now, that has changed.
With the launch of the iPhone Xs, Apple removed such an accessory from the box. And it wasn't just the iPhones Xr, Xs and Xs Max, no: o dongle it also disappears from the box of the iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus as of today it is still possible to purchase it, of course, just by paying R $ 79 (or US $ 9, outside).
We cannot consider this a surprise, since the iPhone 7 was launched in 2016 and, over these two years, this transition from the world of wires to wireless is much more established. Not to mention, of course, that inside the box Apple continues to offer traditional EarPods headphones with a Lightning connector.
The good bad and old 5W charger
One thing that iPhone owners expect a lot, however, has not been confirmed. A few months ago, he painted a rumor that Apple would replace the iPhones' 5W USB-A charger with an 18W USB-C, capable of providing fast recharging for smartphones. As we know, currently the only way within the Apple ecosystem to have fast recharging on iPhones 8, 8 Plus, X using a MacBook charger (Pro) and a USB-C cable for Lightning (all, of course, bought from the outside) .
With the arrival of the Xr, Xs and Xs Max iPhones, it was expected at least in top-of-the-line models that Apple would abandon this 5W charger for good and offer something decent to customers, as many competing manufacturers already do. A few days ago, however, the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tried to throw a bucket of cold water at the hopeful plant, informing that this supposed new 18W charger would be “exclusive” of the new iPad Pro, which should be launched in October. No sooner said than done.
We don't know if the iPad Pro will come with such an accessory, but the fact is that nothing has changed for iPhones. And yes, that means that the devices still come with a Lightning to USB-A cable in the box, incompatible with the recent MacBooks and MacBooks Pro.
Very well, Apple very well! 👏🏼😒