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    iPhone Upgrade - Need help with audio solution.

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    iPhone Upgrade - Need help with audio solution.
    I'm finally upgrading my 6S Plus after three years and really looking forward to the speed bump and new camera. My issue is that I listen to lots of audio from Sirius/XM to podcasts to music and this is my first time without the headphone jack. Let's not discuss how ridiculous it is that Apple has stopped including the dongle. After reading all the one star reviews of it on the Apple store, I'm starting to think it's not a blatant cash grab but rather the fact that Apple is embarrassed that such a simple item is apparently riddled with flaws.

    So, my question is, can the dongle possibly be as unreliable as the reviews seem to indicate? I've invested in some wireless earbuds but I'd like to have the wired option available for times when they're out of juice or have been left behind.

    I'd be grateful for some first hand feedback on the dongle. Is it really as finicky and prone to stop working as the reviews would have me believe?

    Thanks.

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    Instead of the dongle, Apple includes a set of EarPods with the Lightning connector. If you want a generic audio jack, there are numerous dongle beyond the Apple one. There also this splitter type which you can charge and listen to audio at the same time.
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    iPhone Upgrade - Need help with audio solution.
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    iPhone Upgrade - Need help with audio solution.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm not a huge fan of the "one size fits all" earbuds that Apple makes, which is why I was interested in using my current set of Shure buds.

    I have seen the splitter type dongles and may end up buying one of those depending on what the battery life on the iPhone turns out to be.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo chile View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I'm not a huge fan of the "one size fits all" earbuds that Apple makes, which is why I was interested in using my current set of Shure buds.

    I have seen the splitter type dongles and may end up buying one of those depending on what the battery life on the iPhone turns out to be.

    Thanks again.
    Seems Apple is always finding ways to suck more money from us, while removing the items we had used for years in the older iPhones.

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