It took an entire year after the release of the iPhone 7 for Apple to start selling a dongle that lets you plug in headphones (or your car’s AUX cable) and charge at the same time.
But now it’s here.
Apple is just selling the thing, mind you — not making it.
In September, Belkin quietly announced a new, second version of its “Rockstar” adapter that now includes both a 3.5mm jack and Lightning port.
Last year’s version had two Lightning ports, so if you wanted to use wired headphones with it, you had to plug Apple’s own headphone dongle into another dongle.
Going double-dongle is bad enough on a laptop, but on a phone?! Good grief.
A few days ago I decided to fork out the absurd $34.95 that Belkin and Apple are charging for this plastic……