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Apple axes iPhone Bluetooth Headset

According to Apple’s online store, the company has discontinued its iPhone Bluetooth Headset. Announced alongside the original iPhone and released shortly after the first-generation handset, the iPhone Bluetooth Headset originally came in a large box, along with a charging cable and Dual Dock for $129; later versions of the headset came in smaller, more iPod-like clear packaging without the Dock for the reduced price of $99. It is unclear why Apple chose to discontinue the product or if it has a replacement model in development. [via Apple Insider]

Update: SetteB.IT is reporting (Translated Link) that the headset is still listed as available in both Italy and France.

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Comments

1

Stereo bluetooth headset in the works??

Posted by Jonathan on March 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM (CDT)

2

There’s definitely something in the works. Apple’s leaning too hard on Bluetooth with iPhone OS 3.0 to give up on the Bluetooth Headset market.

Posted by Dave on March 23, 2009 at 12:05 PM (CDT)

3

Still looks to be listed as available?

Posted by joel on March 23, 2009 at 2:36 PM (CDT)

4

Spoke too soon!

Posted by Joel on March 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM (CDT)

5

Apple’s entry was not selling well against the Jawbone and other relatively high-end Bluetooth headsets. I have the Apple device and have had a few issues with it over the past year or so. It has been replaced once even. Maybe Apple is just ready to cut it’s losses (see Apple iPod Hi-Fi) and let companies that can dedicate more resources to that market have it. One thing Apple does well is recognize something it doesn’t do so well. Focus your energy on iPhone’s, iPod’s and computer solutions Apple. Let Jawbone and Jabra mess with those headsets.

Posted by Mitch on March 23, 2009 at 3:16 PM (CDT)

6

I have one of those iPhone bluetooth headsets.  I personally never had any problems with it, however, the jawbone is a much better all around headset.  Anybody want to buy my iPhone bluetooth??  I’ll sell it to you for a low low price of $150.00 (what I paid for it); It’s now vintage now you know..

Posted by Marco on March 23, 2009 at 6:13 PM (CDT)

7

The main problem with the apple bluetooth headset is that it is too simple in the fact that it doesn’t adjust the volume solely from the headset, doesn’t have a great range without crackling, and doesn’t have an incredibly long talk time.  That being said, I have owned one and not had any major problems with the device.  I do think that someone could do much better than buying this particular bluetooth, however, I do like the look and I like the earbud fit as well.

Posted by Dustin on March 23, 2009 at 6:48 PM (CDT)

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