Mar 21 2009
When Apple announced the new 3rd generation iPod shuffle, it moved the device’s controls to the earbud cables. The fragility of these earbuds necessitates the availability of replacements. The new replacement earbuds not only include the shuffle’s controls, but they also feature a mic for use with the iPhone.
Obviously, the mic won’t be of any use for iPod shuffle users, but will the controls work with the iPhone or any of the other current iPods?
Yes, they will…and maybe that’s a tad obvious, but I thought it was worth a mention.
Below the fold, I’ve included a simple chart of what the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic does on iPods and the iPhone.
|Â||3rd Gen iPod shuffle||Other iPods||iPhone|
|+||Volume Up||Volume Up||Nothing|
|-||Volume Down||Volume Down||Nothing|
|Single-click||Play/Pause||Play/Pause Song or Video||Play/Pause Song or Video|
|Double-click||Next Track||Next Track or Chapter||Next Track or Chapter|
|Triple-click||Previous Track||Previous Track or Chapter||Previous Track or Chapter|
|Click & hold||Hear current song name||Nothing||Nothing|
|Click & hold and release after tone||Hear and choose playlists||Nothing||Nothing|
|Mic||Nothing||Nothing||Serves as a microphone for phone calls and voice recording|