Linked by David Adams on Wed 1st Aug 2007 06:25 UTC
Apple I was there, the first day, buying the iPhone, after months of reading all the speculation and argument about it. I was actually on the fence on it. When I walked into the Apple store on June 29th, I wasn't even certain that I'd be buying the iPhone. I had some serious concerns. But I made the plunge. I bought it, and I've been using it heavily ever since. With one month clocked with the iPhone, here's my road test report.
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by Eugenia on Wed 1st Aug 2007 06:52 UTC
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

I just hope they fix the headphone's jack which is so receded that most 3.5mm headphones can't be connected to the iPhone. My (and apparently many other people's) ears are small, so I can't use the included headphones and this either design bug or design decision makes the iPhone useless for me, at least as an iPod. I can't use any of that kind of in-ear headphones, they just fall off and I have documented this issue on my blog last year. According to google searches that lead to my blog about this issue, it seems that a LOT of people with smaller ears can't use these earphones that come with most mp3 players. I need over-the-head or around-the-head/ear headphones and while there will surely be some that are compatible with the iPhone, I am not interested in buying garbage headphones just to be compatible with the iphone, neither I want to use anything different than the three very good (and expensive) Sony headphones that I already own and usually use with my devices. So, if Apple never fixes the headphones problem (which I dare say it was a marketing design decision because they want people to use the "white headphones" which is a virtual trademark of the iPod), they won't see a dime from me. Let alone the third party applications limitation.

Edited 2007-08-01 06:59

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v RE: headphones
by Prometheus on Wed 1st Aug 2007 12:11 in reply to "headphones"
RE[2]: headphones
by raver31 on Wed 1st Aug 2007 12:27 in reply to "RE: headphones"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Clearly sir, you must have no taste.

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RE: headphones
by magick on Wed 1st Aug 2007 12:25 in reply to "headphones"
magick Member since:
2005-08-29

Why don't you just cut off jack from original/supplied headphones and rewire it (solder) to your favorite one?

I see your point, and you're absolutely right, but that shouldn't stop you from using iPhone, or any such device for that metter.

I personally couldn't care less about iPhone... but that is just me.

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RE[2]: headphones
by renox on Wed 1st Aug 2007 13:57 in reply to "RE: headphones"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

I find your suggestion quite funny: are you aware that the number of people who know how to do soldering and who have the equipment for this is *tiny*?

Heck, I wasn't even taught soldering in my engineering school, even though it was a school about electronic, electricity and computer science..

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RE: headphones
by jcgf on Wed 1st Aug 2007 19:49 in reply to "headphones"
jcgf Member since:
2005-11-14

Belkin makes an adapter for standard headphones, but it's a little inconvenient.

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/07/01/hands-on-with-belkins-ipho...

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RE[2]: headphones
by Eugenia on Wed 1st Aug 2007 20:11 in reply to "RE: headphones"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

That adapter is terrible. It's rigid instead of being soft, and so it makes the ability of shoving the iphone in your pockets almost impossible.

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RE: headphones
by badtz on Tue 7th Aug 2007 07:34 in reply to "headphones"
badtz Member since:
2005-06-29

Supposedly, the recessed design of the headphone port is because they wanted to maintain the curvature of the edges of the phone, which prevents the jack itself from being flushed to the edge.

Either way, there's many ways to add an adapter to the port to allow any headphone to fit. Even apple's headphone adapter for their iPod shuffle Sport Case fits PERFECTLY, and these can be picked up for very cheap everywhere [ebay, amazon, etc] ;)

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