In case you didn't know: Air 2010's headphone jack has volume/mic!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BeyondtheTech, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2007
    You might have been aware, or not, but...

    I've had 11.6" Air since about 3 weeks after its launch date, and for some odd reason, I've always used regular headphones or even my Bluetooth headphones to listen to music and video.

    I happen to forget both today, so I had my iPhone 4's headphones nearby and used it, only to inadvertently bump the volume control between the edge of my desk and my chest.

    Needless to say, the volume control on the wire controlled the Air, as the on-screen indicator flashed the volume going up and down.

    Tapping the center of the control (that usually toggled iPod playback on the iPhone) actually fired up iTunes.

    Lastly, the microphone works cleanly, making FaceTime and Skype even more enjoyable, intimate, and/or private in public areas.

    And all this time, I thought it was just a regular headphone jack. :)
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    That is awesome! I was actually wondering about this the other day. I wonder why apple does not advertise this.
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Apple must not even know that this feature exists.:rolleyes:
  4. macrumors regular


    Dec 2, 2003
    Baltimore, Maryland
  5. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  6. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    I'm kind of surprised this still isn't obviously stated in the manuals or something. This actually was the case for every 13" or smaller Mac that went to 1 audio port since 2008/2009. But it's still good information to know.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009

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