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Bose Bows iPhone SoundDock

8/21/2008 04:26:00 PM Eastern

Framingham, Mass.—Bose updated its SoundDock iPod-docking speaker system to work with iPhones, including iPhone 3G models.

Shipping in early September at $299, the new SoundDock Series II bears the "Works with iPhone" label, which signifies a docked iPhone will continue to receive phone calls, even while playing music.

Bose SoundDock iPod


Bose SoundDock iPod

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The Bose SoundDock Series II docks with iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod touch and most other iPod models. It also has a new auxiliary input to allow other MP3 players and music-ready cellphones to connect to the system

Works with iPhone" systems are shielded from the iPhone’s cellular-radio interference so there is no buzzing from the sound system’s speakers and they allow music from the phone to mute automatically when a call comes in. By contrast an iPhone docked in a "Compatible with iPhone" speaker system will go into "airplane" mode, unable to receive phone calls while playing music.