What happens when it rings? using OTHER headphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boss1, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    i think i posted a similar topic in another forum a while back but it got lost somewhere.

    Premise:
    So lets take iPod. by show of hands, how many use the original ipod headphones? ok i see no hands... lets just say 50% of you. by show of hands how many use Bose or Sony or other headphones? k the rest of you.

    My point is i dont plan on using the iPhone headset to listen to music.....AND in my car I use an iPod USB connector thats wired to my car radio. I'm sure there are many many others that do the same with their iPods. So since im probably not going to be lugging around an iPod and an iPhone, that would defeat the purpose of a 3 in one device, what happens when i get a call?

    Most standard headphones use a 1.8mm jack that is for audio in one direction only. from the unit to your ears. Most cellphone headsets (two directional devices) are of a particular size and fit made for that particular phone. and if you attempt to plug in a regular headphone set to said unique cell phone jack, odd things happen. No audio, sometimes no voice etc.

    So i guess my question, and concern is if I have other-than-apple headset plugged into my iPhone will i be able to speak to the caller during a call? Or if i have the iPhone plugged via USB to a device such as my car radio will I be able to speak through the iPhone? Will the callers voice be amplified ,rather unnecessarily, through 4 12" subwoofers ( i hope not )


    I'm obviously not expecting anyone to know for sure regarding a product not shipped. But if anyone has any insight to how this issue in general, enlighten me please. :)
     
  2. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    well...for one thing, I know Bose makes an adaptor for the QC2 and QC3 so you can plug it into your phone, and the cable has a microphone attached. As far as driving with it attached to your stereo, possibly a bluetooth headset? when you receive a call the music pauses and the headset picks up??? That is just a thought....I am sure Apple with come out with some ingenious patent and other companies will pay Appel to use it so people can do just this...but simpler:)
     
  3. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    Um... can't you put the thing up to your face and talk into it...?
     
  4. deasine macrumors member

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    Well do you remember the screen on the keynote during a call? I think there was a speakerphone option. Just place it on speakerphone and talk like that. OR it might even recognize that it is not the default headphones and may activate it automatically, and when you put your face beside the phone, it will turn off the speakerphone option (the proximity sensor). Not sure... all of these are of course theories and random guesses.
     
  5. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    well, in the usa, it is going to be illegal soon to talk on the phone. I ssume when it is plugged into your car, apple expects you to use the bluetooth headset for calls, and your car speakers for the rest... unless your car has bluetooth built in like the prius
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I assume you mean using the handset. And since when?
     
  7. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    yes, I mean using the actual phone itself while driving. a headset is fine. if I am not mistaken, isnt that what the OP was looking for? does'nt apple make a bluetooth one specifically for the iphone?
     
  8. chatster18 macrumors regular

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    I think the law is slated for Jan of 2008 (California) It could be later, but that is what I was told. But when it goes into effect the bluetooth market will go wild since that will be the *most convenient* way to talk... IMHO
     
  9. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, New York has already implemented this law...
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Links, please? I'm pretty sure the NY law is under consideration, not implemented.

    In any case, my recollection of the law isn't that you'll get ticketed for talking on a phone, just that you're responsible for accidents, etc. caused while you talk on the phone.
     
  11. Batman Sucks macrumors newbie

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    I think this is it.

    http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/dmvfaqs.htm




    From Link...

    "Cell Phone Law
    What is the law on cell phone use while you operate a vehicle in NYS?

    New York State has passed a law that does not allow you to use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive. If you use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency, you can receive a traffic ticket and pay a maximum fine of $100 and mandatory surcharges of $50.

    This violation is not a probationary license violation, and the DMV does not assign any driver violation points.

    For complete information on this traffic safety issue and a copy of the law, see Car Cell Phones at the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee web site."

    I have a lot of family in the New York/Jersey area... I know in NYC it's not allowed
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Oh, sure, while *driving*! I thought you meant the law under consideration to outlaw it while *walking*:

    http://www.wnbc.com/news/10948106/detail.html

    BTW, most research shows no difference in handheld versus hands-free cell phones while driving.
     
  13. aricher macrumors 68020

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    In the Chicago area (cook county) it's illegal to talk on a cell while driving. BT headsets are allowed though. Pretty tough to enforce if you ask me.
     
  14. deasine macrumors member

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    Well isn't it only illegal for holding the phone next to your ear and talk? I think it's more dangerous with a headset in your ear talking than speakerphone in the car and talking....
     

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