The new, headphone jack-free iPhone 7 won’t arrive until Sept. 16, but why wait — or spend hundreds or dollars — if you can upgrade your old iPhone on the cheap?

 

This isn’t 2009. Your phone doesn’t have a floppy drive, and it shouldn’t have a headphone connector either. When Apple made iPhone 6 and 6s, the world wasn’t ready for the future. Now, it is.

Apple Plug is the perfect solution.

Enter Plug, a headphone connector without the headphones. You plug it into your iPhone 6S, 6S Plus (heck, even the older, 6 and 6 Plus models will do), and, well, you lose the headphone jack. That’s it — there are no other benefits, but your old iPhone will be a big step closer to the iPhone 7, and you can even use the new Lightning EarPods with it.

“Fill in your archaic headphone connector with beautiful aluminium and plug yourself into the future,” the Plug’s site says, claiming the aluminium Plug is light, waterproof and affordable.

Of course, the Plug is a joke; Nicer, the dev and design studio that built the mock-up page for the product, admits so at the bottom of the page.

But among similar pranks, which show up every time an Apple product is announced, this one feels especially on point. It’s true; the iPhone 7 does not have an important feature that all the older iPhones do.

The idea that you could just plug one of the connectors on your old phone to “upgrade” makes you want to reconsider what, exactly, are you paying for when you buy a new iPhone.

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