14278 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2008 12:20 PM by RonAnnArbor
Actually, the 1st Gen also had 3.5 headpone size jacks --
The difference was that the original was recessed -- you couldn't fit anything with a bend into the slot and had to have straight headphone pins (like those on the earbuds that come with your phone).
The 3.5 has nothing to do with phones. The iPhone is first and foremost an iPod. It was designed with all iPod features intact including the 3.5 headphone jack. It's a phone built onto an iPod. 3.5 is the standard iPod (and most other mp3 player) headphone jack size.
The iPhone is first and foremost an iPod.
Not sure I'd make that claim Ron. The name itself suggests that it is, if not first and foremost, just as equally a phone. But, I happen to agree with Apple's choice in this regard. People are going to be more interested in using quality music headsets with the iPhone than they are the standard phone headsets.
I think the iPhone is becoming more and more a phone -- but if you go back to their original advertising for the 1G - it was clearly marketed as an entertainment device that also functions as a phone. The exact same device, minus phone, is the Touch, and in 95 percent the same hardware.
It is only over the course of the last few months or so, that people have started looking at it more broadly as a phone...
Remember those original ads that had the guy saying "now I don't have to carry my iPod and my phone and my PDA, i can just have one device." ?