News

Add Bluetooth wireless streaming to your existing speaker dock with the Pear Kickstarter project

Accessories

LUMOback Kickstarter project looks to correct your posture using your iPhone

Accessories

Never lose your keys again with the Hone keychain

Accessories

Adonit Writer Plus keyboard for iPad review

Accessories

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad review

Accessories

SuperTooth DISCO Bluetooth speaker system review

Accessories

Logitech launches the light powered Solar Keyboard Folio case for iPad

Accessories

Make your iPad look like a MacBook Pro with Brydge, a new Bluetooth keyboard on Kickstarter

Accessories

Logitech's new Bluetooth iPad keyboard uses Smart Cover magnets

Apps

Apple approves a Bluetooth on/off toggle app for your home screen

Accessories

The new iPad and Bluetooth 4.0: "Smart Ready" for even better wireless accessories

Accessories

Ten One Design working on a pressure sensitive Bluetooth stylus for the iPad 3

Accessories

Best iPhone apps and accessories for running and jogging

Accessories

Fix the iPad's tiny, tinny sound with Zooka Wireless Speaker

Accessories

Earloomz brings art to Bluetooth earpieces [Contest]

What's Bluetooth? [iOS A-Z)

Accessories

Ion launches three new iCade accessories, iCade Mobile, Core and Jr

News

Hidden Radio Kickstarter project aims to beat out all other Bluetooth speakers

News

Rumor: Apple working on wearable iPod with Siri control

News

Apple arming Made For iPhone accessory makers with new Bluetooth authentication protocol

Apple Bluetooth Headset Discontinued

We hear via Crave and confirmed via a quick check at the Apple Store that Apple is discontinuing their Apple-branded Bluetooth headset. It had a nice run, we suppose, but aside from a clever dual-charging iPhone accessory, the headset was actually pretty bare-bones compared with other options (My own personal favorite is the BlueAnt Z9i headset).

It's probably a safe bet that Apple is going to replace it with a set of Stereo Bluetooth headphones in the fairly near future, given that their A2DP implementation on iPhone 3.0 is pretty nice (check out the images in our walkthrough -- much easier to toggle it on the iPhone than it is on most other devices). Another safe bet may be that Apple's 'phones, as with their current headphones and also this now-discontinued Bluetooth headset, will be decent enough but not as good as what you can find from other manufacturers. I'm fond of the Motorola S9-HD, if you're curious, but the Voyager 855 is my day-to-day, as it's sorta-kinda safer while riding my bike as I can leave my left ear open to listen for cars.

[Thanks to all of you who sent this in!]

Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

More Posts

 

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

← Previously

Preview: iPhone OS 3.0 Software Walkthrough (Updated to Beta 5)

Next up →

AT&T Leaks! New iPhone to be Announced this June?

Reader comments

Apple Bluetooth Headset Discontinued

9 Comments
Sort by Rating

Despite the lack of features on this headset, I really like it. Looking forward to the next headset from Apple.

Damn, I was gonna buy this, despite the bad reviews. I like the light weight and simplicity of it... and I hate those ear loop clip things the rest all have. I have an old Jawbone that a friend gave me free. It works great, but it wont stay in my ear very well (because I refuse to use the stupid ear loop things). So I just jam it and twist it in my ear and try not to move too much. :lol:

@Steve you can still buy this headset. Once the supply runs out that will be it. But it is still available!

Hmm... maybe I will. Although you bring up a good point about seeing what's coming next. What to... what to do...

@ Steve - You know that there will be a neverending supply of these on ebay. If you still want one in 25 years you will probably be able to find one haha!

I always thought this was too expensive. 100 dollars for nothing.
I think the voyager 855 is like 75 dollars. When I hears there was A2DP , these were the first things I thought about.
I actually planned to get those when I was going to get the 3G last summer.

Wait, that was apple's bluetooth headset? You mean tro tell me that Apple made a headset and I was unawear of it the whole time? I wanred that one, cause it looked so nice. Oh yell, to late now. Glad they got the full bluetooth now.