Is it possible to play audio from both the dock connector and headphone jack?

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  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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  2. kardiackeith macrumors member

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    Not to my knowledge.

    I've researched this before because I wanted to precue with headphone in djay, while having the music come out of the iPad.

    I think it's due to having one soundcard.
     
  3. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible through software? Just want the same audio to play through headphones and the dock. Ideally from the music app.
     
  4. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is

    You need to jailbreak the phone and install after market software

    This will of course invalidate your warranty
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    First, it will not invalidate your warranty, at least not the hardware. You can also always restore, and leave no trace of ever having been jailbroken.

    Second, what is this aftermarket software you speak of? That information would certainly be helpful in this case.
     
  6. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously.
    I was under the impression it was a hardware limitation. However, if not I'd like to know
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It wasn't always. Apple changed their views when the courts essentailly decided jailbreaking was legal.
     
  8. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No I mean the simultaneous audio output not the legality of a jailbreak, haha.

    Does anyone know if the dock connector always has audio signals present or if it withholds them completely when the headphones are in?
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Sorry for the confusion. :eek:
     
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  11. Broph macrumors 6502

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    Is it necessary that it's plugged directly in to the dock? Assuming the dock has an AUX plug, throw one of these in your iPhone:

    http://www.amazon.com/Unknown-3-5mm-Jack-Splitter/dp/B001E3ZM8M

    Then have your headphones plugged in to one socket, and an AUX cable going from the other one, to the dock / speaker system.
     

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