For $1500, it better have a microphone adapter.
"There's no 3.5mm headphone jack: instead you'll have to use a USB-C-to-headphone adapter."
How difficult or expensive would it be to put in a 3.5 mm headphone slot. Just because Apple "bravely" made a decision to make themselves more money does not mean it is a good idea. I saw no mention in the article of a SD card either. That is two unforgivable strikes right there. I would pay $5 for a phone with a microSD slot or a headphone adapter, much less $1500.
I fear that the bad idea cancer is spreading fast. These tech companies seem more and more determined to copy each other's bad ideas.