This is all apart of Apple's long term strategy of making sure they get a piece of everything sold that runs on or connects to their devices. This started with forcing all apps to be installed and bought through their market place, no side loading allowed without rooting. Then it continued when they moved to a proprietary connector so that they got a cut of the pie from all of the manufacturers who made accessories/devices that connected to their bottom port. Now you'll have to buy a lightning to 3.5mm adapter or headphones that connect to their lightning port if you want wired headphones. Either way Apple makes money. In a couple of years they'll phase out audio over Bluetooth for a new proprietary standard that'll improve audio quality, use less battery, blah, blah, blah. So that Apple will get a cut of that pie as well. Wouldn't surprise me then after that, they'll phase out Bluetooth all together because their new proprietary standard is just so awesome.