Am I doing something wrong, or do 1st generation iPhones require particular headphones? My white iPod headphones work, but most of my other ones wont fit? Is the standard solution to purchase an adapter?


Do you have an original (aluminum backed) iPhone? If so then yes, unfortunately Apple recessed the headphone jack and you do need an extender. If you have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4, then you shouldn't need to, as the headphone jack is flush with the device.

  • The original/2G (edge)-only is different from the 3G and onwards, externally? – Jason Salaz Dec 22 '10 at 23:47
  • @VxJasonxV Yes, the recessed headphones jack is one of the exterior differences of the iPhone 2G – Kyle Cronin Dec 23 '10 at 0:09
  • yes I have the original iPhone. Thanks for answer. – Abe Dec 23 '10 at 18:09

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