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    Default Great. iPhone 3GS headphone jack.
    Only Apple! They had to screw everyone over with the recessed headphone jack in the first iPhone. Now, with the 3GS, it breaks all older headphones! Even the buttons on the original iPhone headphones won't work! (That's the moral of this story; read on for details.)

    I first noticed this problem with my V-Moda Vibe Duo's mic and button-they wouldn't work. Sometimes clicking the button would bring up voice control.

    Then I began noticing that plugging in other headphones would sometimes pop up voice control when they were plugged in.

    So I figured my iPhone was faulty, and went to the Apple Store in Pittsburgh right after my Army drills on Sunday. I described the problem, they attempted to fix it to no avail. It was jailbroken and they knew, so they restored it (which I had also tried). Still no luck.

    They said they don't normally help out customers with jailbroken phones, but they happily would give me an exception for being in the Army. So they gave me a brand new phone!

    I was very happy with their service! So I left and tried my V-Moda's clicker: nothing. Same with my 2G iPhone headphones. Apparently, the only headphones that work with the 3GS are the ones that come with it, and the ones made newly for it.

    I feel very bad about the fact that they gave me a replacement for a perfectly working phone (it didn't have a single scratch!), but I'm enraged at Apple. Why do they concentrate so hard on the details in some ways, and then screw you over with the simplest things?!

    If anyone has anything to add, or suggestions to make, you'll surely get thanks
    Last edited by MaxRabbit; 2009-09-21 at 05:58 PM.

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    I havn't tried, but you have to consider that the old headphones (2G/3G) were 3-port-headphones, the new ones are 3-port-headphones since they add the volume buttons. I guess that is the cause of the problem, though I would have thought that 3-port-headphones would still work ... apparently they don't. Tomorrow I can try with my old 2G headphones if I'm experiencing the same issue.

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