Official Apple iPhone add-ons, Works with iPhone logo shown
A new Apple web page for iPhone Accessories has provided eleventh-hour confirmation of prices and names for a number of Apple-branded iPhone add-ons.
The iPhone Bluetooth Headset ($129) is, as previously noted on iLounge, a simple black earpiece with a microphone built in for wireless telephone calling. A rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery inside delivers 72 hours of standby time and 5.5 hours of talk time, according to Apple. It’s not used for music, and features a single button on the top to let you initiate and end calls. Apple has confirmed that the headset comes packaged with a charging cable for itself and the iPhone, as well as a charging dock for itself and the iPhone, called Dual Dock.
The iPhone Dock and iPhone Dual Dock are both priced at $49, and both come with Apple USB Power Adapters. The iPhone Dock provides an audio-line out for connection to speakers, a place to charge the iPhone, and its own Dock Connector to USB cable. iPhone Dual Dock charges both the iPhone and iPhone Bluetooth Headset at the same time, next to each other.
The iPhone Bluetooth Travel Cable ($29) is a specially designed cable with a Dock Connector at one end, a USB plug at the other, and a recessed spot in the Dock Connector plug for charging the Bluetooth Headset.
The iPhone Universal Dock Adapter 3-Pack ($9) enables you to dock iPhone in any iPod Universal Dock and physically fit in similar Universal Dock products, such as iPod and iPhone speakers.
The iPhone TTY Adapter ($9) connects to iPhone’s headphone port and enables use of the iPhone with standard TTY (teletypewriter) devices for the deaf.
The iPhone Stereo Headset ($29) is the stock pair of iPhone earbuds, featuring a microphone behind a windscreen and a button to control iPod audio and phone calls.
Additionally, Apple has explained the Works with iPhone program and offered some guidance on iPod accessory compatibility. The Works with iPhone logo, which turns out to be the same one previously shown on iLounge, signals that an electronic accessory has been “certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.” According to the company, “[w]hen you connect an uncertified accessory, your iPhone will notify you and present you with the option to go into Airplane Mode, which turns off the communication capability of the iPhone while it’s connected to that accessory. This means that you’ll avoid potential audio interference, but you’ll be unable to make or receive calls. If you choose not to enter Airplane Mode, you can make and receive calls, but you may experience some audio interference.”
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