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Company: Apple

Website: www.Apple.com

Model: iPhone TTY Adapter

Price: $19

Compatible: iPhone

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Apple iPhone TTY Adapter

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Category: Adapters + Cables - Home / Office, iPhone Audio

Contrary to popular belief. Apple's iPhone TTY Adapter ($19) is not a 3.5mm headphone plug-to-iPod adapter -- it's an adapter that enables an iPhone to be connected to a TTY text telephone terminal, primarily used by people with hearing or speech issues. When connected to a TTY device through the small port, iPhone can relay typed messages to another TTY device or a relay service, where a human will read the messages to a recipient who can hear them. Note that the photo shows how 3.5mm headphone plugs are too big for the hole.

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