How To Use Old Headphones With The New iPhone 7

As Apple finally unveiled its long-awaited iPhone 7, along with the iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch 2, there was outcry across the globe as it was revealed there would be something vital missing from the new model: the traditional headphone jack.

Despite new features such as water resistance and a dual lens camera system, the exclusion of the headphone jack in favour of a Lighting connector – as well as AirPods; a set of wireless headphones that can be purchased separately – caused a huge social media backlash.

But those thinking of steering clear of the new model because of this update needn’t boycott Apple just yet because there is a solution, in the form of an adapter which comes with the phone that allows users to attach their existing headphones. Pretty simple hey.

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For a trip down memory lane, feast your eyes on our guide to text messaging from 2011 in the video below. Oh how times have changed…