iPhone headphone socket

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tombarnes, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. tombarnes macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2006
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    My headphone jack for my bose headphones wont fit. It's a 3.5mm jack, but the plastic part at the top of the metal bit it too wide. This is the same for my car's auxiliary input, my hifi's auxiliary jack, my other headphones!!!

    Seeing as the iphone is supposed to be an ipod aswell as a phone and breakthrough internet device, you would think they would allow other brands of headphone fit other than the rubbish headphones apple included in the box!

    The thing is, the lead i use in my car is the apple AV cable, NOT EVEN THAT FITS!

    I am not happy now. I love the iphone to bits, but this is ridiculous!
  2. dombookpro macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Hi there. This is a well documented shortcoming of the iPhone. My advice to you is to either buy an adapter. Or, do what i did and modify the plug of your headphones with a scalpel. This might sound a little drastic, but all you need to do is cut a ring around the bottom of the plug of about 2 millimeters in width. This was one of the first things I did once I had the phone all synced up. Worked like a charm.
  3. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2006
    Exactly what I did. Don't see why people would go and buy an adaptor.

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