yes, an adapter... Not built into the box.
I said the original Xbox 360 in 2005 came with SPDIF built into the component cable. The adapter was only released once the Elite was introduced because it was the first model to use HDMI. It is physically impossible to use the adapter prior to the HDMI models because there is only 1 AV port. Ergo, an adapter is useless unless you have HDMI.
That still pales in comparison to the total amount of features removed from the PS3, The component section of the AV cable was removed because HDMI is a more superior revision of component that combines video and audio signals in the same plug. All TV's even cheap Vestel ones have HDMI so that is a non issue.
I'm not interested in petty arguments about who lost the least/most features. Like I said, it had features removed so it's probable the X1, PS4 and Wii U will all lose something too. Even the latest Vita is downgrading from LED and it's not even 2 years old yet and the Wii U has had changes to the gamepad battery/removal of the Basic bundle. Optical audio was obviously important enough to support it out of the box in 2005 and to include in the X1 from the start, so it is not a minor feature. People depend on it for their set ups and headsets.
As for component vs HDMI, I never denied it was inferior. I wasn't even making an issue of it. I'm only mentioning the AV port has changed because the SPDIF adapter is no longer compatible. Seeing as you've brought it up though, just because you have no use for component doesn't mean it's useless. People with older set ups still make use of component/composite so it is an issue, just not for you.
Anymore passive aggressive attitude and warns will be handed out. If you can't be respectful when posting, don't post at all.
Now you've all had your little spat of PS4 vs X1, post on topic or it'll be closed. This video was a breakdown of the PS4 hardware. It has absolutely nothing to do with the X1.