iPod vs iPhone 3G earbud contacts

Discussion in 'iPod' started by PNutts, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    I noticed my iPod Classic earbuds have three conacts and the iPhone earbuds have four contacts. I've been using the iPod earbuds for both and they work, but I'm curious about the less contacts on the iPod. Any thoughts? Thx.
     
  2. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    I'm no expert but I'm guessing the 4th contact is for the microphone.
     
  3. PNutts thread starter macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    :eek: I was looking through the forum (since my search didn't pull up anything) and saw that the iPhone earbuds have a microphone. I didn't unwrap them because I was using the iPod earbuds. Duh!

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    The iPhone headset also has a button that can pause a song and skip to the next track by clicking that button twice. Not sure if that is on the extra contact or not, just pointing out it could.
     
  5. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    That's built into the little microphone. Give it a quick squeeze once to pause, twice to forward to the next song.
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Thats correct.
     

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