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AppleDeviceUser
Apr 21, 2013, 05:20 PM
I just notice that the Apple Earpods don't work with older BlackBerry devices, does anybody know of a some earbuds I could buy that would work with BlackBerry?



sviato
Apr 21, 2013, 05:38 PM
The remote doesn't work or sound doesn't come out at all?

AppleDeviceUser
Apr 21, 2013, 07:37 PM
The remote doesn't work or sound doesn't come out at all?

I have one without the remote, no sound comes out at all. I have phoned Apple and BlackBerry, they both said that the Apple Earpods are not compatible with older BlackBerry models.

APlotdevice
Apr 21, 2013, 10:00 PM
That's odd... I can understand them saying the remote version is not compatible, but the other EarPods shouldn't be any different from any other set of headphones.

Do any headphones work? In my experience the headphone jacks on some Blackberries break rather easily.

0dev
Apr 22, 2013, 11:57 AM
Yeah I don't see why no sound would come out at all, a 3.5mm headphone jack is a 3.5mm headphone jack. I've used Apple headphones on BlackBerries before no problem. You sure your phone's not faulty? The BlackBerries from a few years ago weren't all that reliable.

cynics
Apr 22, 2013, 12:09 PM
On the headphones with the remote/mic the contacts won't line up properly. However the kind without should work I believe. This is a well known issue, check out the blackberry forums. However the response you'll get is to ditch the crappy headphones and get a nice set, I personally like the OEM Apple earbuds.

slu
Apr 23, 2013, 12:15 PM
I have a Blackberry bold for work and my EarPods don't work in it either. It is a real pain.

MacRumorUser
Apr 23, 2013, 12:32 PM
Its a blackberry thing. I had the Torch 9860 and Bold 9900 and a number of headsets I had didnt work in either (seinheisser, apple, beats, klipsch). They are for some reason really pinickity about what earbuds they support.

0dev
Apr 24, 2013, 09:08 AM
Its a blackberry thing. I had the Torch 9860 and Bold 9900 and a number of headsets I had didnt work in either (seinheisser, apple, beats, klipsch). They are for some reason really pinickity about what earbuds they support.

Is that true of BlackBerry 10 devices too or is it just the old models?

MacRumorUser
Apr 24, 2013, 09:22 AM
Is that true of BlackBerry 10 devices too or is it just the old models?

When I tried the z10 (only for 2.5 days) it worked fine with my headphones, so I'm not sure what they changed. Obviously remote control on headphones like the klipsch didn't work, but I didn't expect them to. But at least it does seem to fair better with headphones than BB 7 devices.

0dev
Apr 24, 2013, 09:28 AM
When I tried the z10 (only for 2.5 days) it worked fine with my headphones, so I'm not sure what they changed. Obviously remote control on headphones like the klipsch didn't work, but I didn't expect them to. But at least it does seem to fair better with headphones than BB 7 devices.

Good to hear.

I did some googling on this and it seems the old BBs had a non-standard headphone socket for some reason. Good to see that's been ditched on the Z10.

AppleDeviceUser
Apr 24, 2013, 09:42 AM
That's odd... I can understand them saying the remote version is not compatible, but the other EarPods shouldn't be any different from any other set of headphones.

Do any headphones work? In my experience the headphone jacks on some Blackberries break rather easily.

The old Apple earbuds work just not the new ones, I think it is because the new ones have one extra ring around the jack, making the pins not line up properly.

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Yeah I don't see why no sound would come out at all, a 3.5mm headphone jack is a 3.5mm headphone jack. I've used Apple headphones on BlackBerries before no problem. You sure your phone's not faulty? The BlackBerries from a few years ago weren't all that reliable.

Yes, that's the same thing I thought. My old Apple earbuds work perfectly on the Blackberry, it's the new ones that don't. I think it's because there is another ring on the jack, making the pins not line up properly.

APlotdevice
Apr 24, 2013, 02:45 PM
The old Apple earbuds work just not the new ones, I think it is because the new ones have one extra ring around the jack, making the pins not line up properly.

Ah. Yeah, the extra ring would make it incompatible. Strange that the non-remote EarPods have that though, since its whole reason for being is to provide an electrical contact for the microphone/remote.

adder7712
Apr 24, 2013, 03:45 PM
Odd, I tried EarPods with my old S II and it worked, the remote doesn't of course.