The highly anticipated Apple iPhone, is designed to be three devices in one, or in Apple's words, "a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device."
While it may sound like the Apple iPhone can do it all, there will certainly be plenty of features that will be better taken care of by accessories. When the iPhone hits the market in June, there will certainly be dozens upon dozens of iPhone accessories available to spruce up the device: Protect your device with an iPhone case. Use it hands-free with an iPhone Bluetooth headset or iPhone stereo headphones. Certainly people will be looking for a replacement iPhone battery after a certain amount of time. Or how about an iPhone car charger? Some of these products will be upscale, but if buying the iPhone has left you broke, there also will be plenty of cheap iPhone accessories.
Apple's Official Accessories
In addition to third party products, Apple will be releasing some iPhone accessories itself. Here are two such products that it announced at the iPhone keynote.
Official iPhone Bluetooth Headset
This is Apple's in-ear iPhone Bluetooth headset. It is a small and sleek mono earbud that you can use to make hands-free calls with your iPhone. This headset will reportedly work with other cell phones as well.
Official iPhone Headphones
Recognize these? Yes, Apple's iPhone headphones look just like the standard earbuds that come with the newest generation of iPods. These particular earbuds, however, have one significant difference: The circled area in this photo highlights a microphone which allows these headphones to be used not only for listening to music, but for making calls as well.
Third-party iPhone Accessories
Incipio's Leather Case
A company called Incipio shocked the world by releasing for sale perhaps the world's first iPhone accessory almost half a year before the announced release of the iPhone. This black leather case, available for sale on Amazon, may or may not be a repurposed Palm Pilot case, and from the "artist rendering" label on the photograph, it looks as if Incipio's designers have never even put an iPhone inside of it.
More to come
As more iPhone accessories are announced, they will be featured here, so check back for the latest!
iPhone Accessory Guides
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