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Use the iPhone's mic/headphones with the iPod touch Apps
You can use the iPhone's Apple Stereo Headset (with microphone) on an iPod touch (second edition, at least) and Fring or Skype, as long as you've got a WiFi connection.

Granted it's only via WiFi, but it can come in real handy, as I found out while I was over in the USA and had a need to call back home from my hotel. I did not want to use my mobile, and dreaded even more doing it through the hotel's linees. But I had free WiFi in my room, so I spent about 30 minutes using my iPod touch, and talking to someone at my bank in the UK. With a set of Skype subcriptions I already had, I did not pay any call charges.

I have been doing this for a while, but I notice all the pointers to using Skype, or Skype through Fring only normally mention the iPhone. I suspect most people do not know it's possible, so I wanted to share.

[robg adds: I thought Apple had publicized this capability somewhere, but I can't find the reference now.]
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Use the iPhone's mic/headphones with the iPod touch
Authored by: skonesam2 on Apr 03, '09 08:02:47AM

Also works in other programs that require a microphone -- Shazam comes immediately to mind.

Same clicks work as they do with iPhone, too. (ie, 1= play/pause, etc)



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Use the iPhone's mic/headphones with the iPod touch
Authored by: dtmp on Apr 03, '09 09:25:08AM

What about first generation touch?



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Use the iPhone's mic/headphones with the iPod touch
Authored by: asmeurer on Apr 03, '09 09:39:37AM

According to the product page, it only works with 2nd generation iPod touches.



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Use the iPhone's mic/headphones with the iPod touch
Authored by: NedScott on Apr 03, '09 10:03:25AM

Apple did say that the mic works with all new ipods (minus shuffle). The real surprise that a lot of people don't know is they work on most (if not all) of the new macbooks.



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Use the iPhone's mic/headphones with the iPod touch
Authored by: crisss1205 on Apr 07, '09 02:10:07PM

And the new iMac! (March 2009)



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