Does it work with iPhone or with iPhone 3G?
The website dedicated to the Mac and iPod world iLounge asked Simon Pope, Apple spokesperson regarding the certification of products and accessories with the Works With iPhone badge, to which is now added the new Works With iPhone 3G badge, in all respects identical to the previous one but now with the addition of 3G.
In practice Pope explained that the differences between the two Works With iPhone stickers, with and without 3G, mainly concern the integration of 2100 MHz transceivers within the new iPhone. This modification requires a re-certification by the manufacturers also for the accessories that had already passed the tests and obtained the Works With iPhone badge for the first EDGE version of the smartphone. For example, remember that a few days ago Altec Lansing announced that it has passed all the tests necessary to obtain the Works With iPhone 3G badge for the popular T612 speaker system, on the market for some time now and already equipped with the Works With iPhone badge.
In practice, the presence of the Works With iPhone badge indicates compatibility guaranteed with the first generation iPhones, but 100% guaranteed not to work with the new 3G model. In this article we report the new certification badge: only the devices and accessories that are subjected to the new tests can be branded with the new Works With iPhone 3G badge.