iPhone accessories

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The iPhone has a wide variety of accessories made by Apple available for it.


Design of Apple earphones
Apple Earphones
The original Apple Earbuds.
Apple EarPods
The Apple EarPods were released in 2012, and featured a new design tailored to fit the user's ear.

Apple EarPods[1] (introduced on September 12, 2012) first shipped with the iPhone 5 and feature a remote control and microphone. They also ship with the fifth-generation iPod touch (without mic) and the seventh-generation iPod nano (without mic). They're also sold independently.[1] The Apple EarPods are assembled in Vietnam.

All but the basic earbuds have control capsules allowing users to adjust volume and control music and video playback, located on the cable of the right earpiece; those "with Remote and Mic" also include a microphone for phone calls and voice control of certain devices. Users can adjust volume, control music and video playback (play/pause and next/previous,) and record voice memos on supported iPod and iPhone models and Mac computers. There have been many reports of moisture problems with the remote/mic earbuds.[2] The original iPhone and iPhone 3G came with the iPhone Stereo Headset, a push-button and microphone on the right side of the headphones (there is no volume control, and only limited control of calls).

iPhone 5C Cases[edit]

Apple will be making a case for the iPhone 5c that will be available in 6 colors; Black, White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green. Holes are cut out of the case to show the color of the iPhone's back through the case, making for an almost 2-tone looking device. The cases and phone colors make for 30 different color combinations.[3]


A series of docks released for the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c, were announced and released on September 10, 2013.[4] The docks have an identical design, with an audio-out and Lightning-in port on the back, and a Lightning connector on the top.[5] One dock was released solely for the iPhone 5 and 5s, with another dock optimized for the iPhone 5c. The dock is not compatible with iPhones in their cases.[4]


  1. ^ a b Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Apple Store
  2. ^ Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic Lowest Ratings
  3. ^ "iPhone 5c Case - Blue". Apple Inc. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Friedman, Lex (September 10, 2013). "Apple unveils new docks for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c". MacWorld. IDG. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Franklin, Eric (September 10, 2013). "iPhone 5S and 5C each gets a new nearly identical dock". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 17, 2013.