iPhone earphones button functionality on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by design-is, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    Anyone found a program or plug-in that allows you to use the button on the earphone cable to start/stop and move to next track in iTunes when plugged into a mac?

    I think this would be a great feature...
     
  2. icoffee macrumors regular

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    Yep, that would be really cool. I dont think it exists...yet!
     
  3. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I certainly can't find anything relating to it, but am surprised more people aren't interested in the possibility.

    It would make a great headset for gaming and skype (etc) with the mic & earphones, and the button could have a customisable function... mute, play, pause, skip...
     
  4. icoffee macrumors regular

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    I do know that some bluetooth headphones have this functionality built in. For example, my Motorola S9 headphones allow me to change itunes tracks and volume. I don't have any Skype functionality but wonder if it could be enabled somehow. It's a great idea for me too as I use Skype for half of my calls. Hopefully someone will come out with a program to allow such features.
     
  5. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know this is an old thread, but I just wondered if anyone had heard of such a program yet? I would still find it very useful!
     
  6. nufanec macrumors regular

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    A program could not do this. It is a physical impossibility. They headphone jack in an iPhone has an extra connector that is used for the mic and data. The jack on Macs don't have this.
     
  7. design-is thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Righty. Ah well, its a shame!


    Thanks for the info :)
     

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