Patent: Multi-purpose iPhone Audio Adapter To Assist The Hearing Impaired

Apple has filed for a patent application related to methods and apparatus for connecting together two electrical devices in which mating connector on each device are of different sizes. The mismatch of physical design can be overcome by the use of an audio adapter that is constructed from a plug having one dimension, a jack having another dimension and a coupler that physically and electrically connects the plug and jack together, forming a single unit. Such a design would allow a device like the iPhone to be coupled with devices such as the Ameriphone – cell phone for the deaf – and use Bose’s QuietComfort headphones. If such a design improved the accessibility of Apple’s iPhone, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

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