Each adapter features volume and play/pause buttons and two of them have a micro-USB port in addition to the 3.5mm port.
Apple is widely rumored to be dropping the headphone jack from its next generation iPhone allowing for a thinner design, saving internal space, and improving audio quality. Presumably, the company would include a set of Lightning earbuds with the device but those who want to use their regular headphones would need an adapter similar to these.
To ease the transition, Apple could include their own adapter with the new iPhone but many feel it will be an additional purchase.
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