Which accessories work with iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by markw10, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

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    I am going to get the new iPhone 3G as soon as it comes out which sounds like it'll be July 11th. I haven't decided yet if I'll order online or go to an AT&T or Apple store. Does anyone know when the online store is going to start taking pre-orders or will it just become available at a certain time on July 11th? Maybe 6PM like last time?
    Anyway, what I'm wondering about is accessories. Currently I had bought one of the special headphone adapters for the iPhone and it appears those won't be needed with the new 3G. Is that true?
    To continue, I may look at getting another screen protector for the new 3G but I know I can't reuse the one I have but my main question is about 3 accessories, the iPhone Case (I currently use a product by iQase), a Griffin iTrip Charger/FM Transmitter I have for the car, and the AC Charger. I'm sure the AC Charger will still work and I have a feeling the Griffin iTrip will still charge it in the car. My Griffin iTrip has never allowed the iPhone to work with my car stereo. Only my iPod 5G has worked with it. Could this change with the 3G? Also, as for the case, will a new case be needed for the new iPhone 3G since it's slimmer?
     
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    You won't need the headphone jack because the iPhone 3G one is a normal one. The case probably wont work because the iPhone 3G is thinner same for the screen protector I think. The Charger and FM Transmitter will work.
     
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    iPhone version 1 measurements:
    Height:
    115.0 mm
    Width:
    61.0 mm
    Depth:
    11.6 mm

    iPhone 3G measurements:
    Height:
    115.5 mm
    Width:
    62.1 mm
    Depth:
    12.3 mm

    Accordingly the iPhone 3G is marginally thicker, not thinner, than the original model.
     
  4. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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  5. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps he just meant that it was thinner round the edges! ;)
     
  6. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Haha perhaps. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Veil macrumors member

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    The 3G is thinner on the top and bottom, but a bit thicker in the middle. So it's not thinner per se, but does has less volume.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's exactly what he said. "Thinner at the edges." It's thicker overall.
     
  9. edfinkel macrumors newbie

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    Headphone compatibility?

    The mini-plugs on the current earphones are probably a little longer than standard, so they fit into iPhone's non-standard recessed jack. But will the (several) wired headsets I purchased this year still work with the new 3G phone? Can I just not insert them all the way and still get full functionality? Will someone manuafacture a backward compatibility converter? Or can we maybe just put a small plastic collar on the shaft of the plug to prevent it from going in too far?
     

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