Apple Patents Unified Mic/Headphone Jack

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  1. News Bot

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    Is this talking about the line-in for a microphone, or the actual physical microphone being hidden in the headphones port? They already use the former a lot, and the latter just sounds stupid...

    Am I wrong?
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    This comment cleared the thing for me (I'm "cjoricj" there BTW).
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    it might be like the headphones with the mic then when you take them out the headphone jack is the mic
  5. Jacob

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    This is interesting.... But I don't think it's that big of a deal, I just use the built in microphone on my iPad....
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    Wait.. Isn't the headphone jack on current iPhones, iPod touch, and MacBooks already Unified ? If they aren't, how is there one headphone jack that supports Headphones AND Mic ?
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    This would be nice for the iPod touch.
    But why does the diagram show the jack on the side of the iPhone?
    And what happens when you use non apple headphones?
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    You guys are all wayy confused.

    Instead of having an extra opening in the case for the mic, they're just going to stick it inside of the headphone jack. Thus eliminating that extra opening.
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    Then why is this such a big deal? They might just move the mic down? It's a good idea, but is it really necessary?
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    I guess there will need to be new Apple headphones!

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