The Achilles Heel of the iPhone

The one thing that really bothers me about the iPhone has nothing to do with the multi-touch interface, software, functions or AT&T. Its the headphone jack.

Just a little simple thing: It is too recessed to allow a normal plug. So my two great Sony headphones don’t fit. And I hate earbuds, they hurt my ears. Worse yet, I can’t plug it into my car, which is where I listen to my iPod most of all. I’d imagine that almost all non-Apple earphones and input jacks don’t fit.
I can fix this problem today by building a cable by cutting up an old set of earbuds that I never use. But how do those without a soldering iron fix this problem? There will probably be some cables out in a few months that you can buy for $9 or something. But I want to use my iPhone as my iPod now.

Posted on June 30, 2007 at 10:12 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink
In: General

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  1. Written by J
    on 7/1/2007 at 12:35 am

    There’s already a Belkin adapter they sell wherever the iPhone is sold that does that. Look at any of the big tech blogs like Engadget and they mention this problem and the fact that the solution is being sold in the store with it.

  2. Written by Wak
    on 11/6/2007 at 2:09 pm

    I ran into this issue and when I went to the apple store they where asking for a killing for the cable and a basic case. I looked for days to find a place that sold it and I found a company that found the product for me and sold it for very cheap. I got the case and the adapter for a portion the cost. They actually sell more than is displayed in-which I found out just need to ask them. They shipped my product same day. Now I am not going to kill APPLE.

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