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Lightning to 3.5mm adapter

A short cable that allows wired headphones with the traditional 3.5mm mini-phone connector to plug into the Lightning port of an iPhone. Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple eliminated the analog headphone jack. See mini-phone connector.




Lightning to 3.5mm Analog Headphone Jack
Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple dropped the analog headphone jack. In order to use an older pair of wired headphones, this adapter is necessary.






mini-phone connector

Also called a 3.5mm or 1/8" connector, it is a plug and socket widely used for analog audio signals in portable devices. For example, the headphones jack on iPods, tablets and portable DVD players is a mini-phone socket.

2.5mm Sub-Mini Phone
The smaller "sub-mini connector" with a thinner shank (2.5mm - 3/32") has been used on cellphones and other compact devices. See phone connector, RCA connector, A/V ports, Lightning to 3.5mm adapter and plugs and sockets.






You Can Tell By the Plug
Plugs with two divisions (TS) are monaural, while three divisions (TRS) are stereo. Headset plugs have a fourth line (TRRS) for the microphone. Smartphones accept both three-wire cables for headphones and four-wire cables for headsets. See tip and ring.






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