A broad term covering both the [tag:30-pin-connector] and the [tag:lightning] dock connectors on iOS hardware.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
54 views

Connecting my iPod to my Car's 30-pin Dock but Being Able to Control It from Within the iPod?

I have a 5th Generation iPod nano. I own a 2008 VW Eos which has a 30-pin dock. It functions but, my car's UI for iPod is despicable. I wanted to know if there was a way to control the music within ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

iPod dock with amplified line out and charging?

I have an Aux connector in my car that I'm plugging my iPod into via the headphone outputs. It's almost OK, but the sound quality isn't what it could be - the levels are too low, and cranking up the ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Charge iOS device through mains whilst using data cable with laptop

Take two Apple data sync wires: Cable 1, which connects the iPad to a laptop USB port, and Cable 2, only connected by itself to an iOS data charger socket plugged into the mains, ready to ...
2
votes
0answers
120 views

iOS: Other music app via dock connector

I have an iPhone connected to external audio equipment via the dock connector. The phone is equipped with three apps for playing audio: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. I would like to use ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Do any iPhone 5 docking stations offer both audio out and a lightning connector for charging?

What iPhone 5 docking stations are on the market that provide an analog audio out connection similar to Apple's iPhone 4 dock? I currently use the above dock with my 4S for charging at night, but if ...
0
votes
0answers
183 views

Can I use Line out from iPhone 5 via 30pin adapter

I built my car stereo so it works with my iPod only. It is a 30pin male connector wired to a potentiometer and then into my amp. I just got an iPhone 5 and I would like to use it with my radio as ...
2
votes
7answers
66k views

My iPhone thinks it's always docked — Volume slider disappeared with no audio output

EDIT3* I managed to fix this problem in a risky way, but it worked for me. Read below. Pin 11 apparently carries out the following function : 11 GND If connected to GND the iPhone sends ...
2
votes
4answers
18k views

iPhone dock connector problems, with and without accessories

I started to experience problems with my iPhone that seem to be related to the dock connector. Upon plugging my iPhone into my (officially supported) car stereo, I started to get the message "This ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

30-pin Dock Connector and 3.5mm jack

Here's what I got, a Panasonic docking system without aux in. I want to use an AirPort Express and turn it into a AirPlay-enabled speaker, so I need a cable that has a female 30-pin connector at one ...
2
votes
0answers
802 views

Does the new iPhone 5 Lightning connector still provide serial output (or does it when the dock connector adapter?)?

I'm working on an iPhone DIY dock kit, that exposes the serial connection for controlling the music playback controls through the serial port (Apple Accessory Protocol). Does anyone know if the AAP ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

What is the physical size of the Lightning connector?

The title has it... What is the physical size of the new Lightning connector? That is, what's the size of the tip of the connector that gets plugged into the device? I want to use this information for ...
1
vote
1answer
874 views

What about generic lightning cables or adapters?

Are lightning cables that are not manufactured by Apple (off-brand or generic) legal? If not, when does it become okay to sell them? Because obviously the 30 pin adapter is everywhere..
0
votes
1answer
258 views

Is the 20 cm Lightning to 30-pin adapter functionally different than the shorter all in one part?

Are the two male Lightning to female 30-pin adapters that Apple is selling functionally equivalent (other than the fact that one has a 20 cm cable between the endpoints)? Part MD823ZM/A Part ...
10
votes
1answer
13k views

Is the 9-pin “Lightning” connector faster than the 30-pin?

The 9-pin "Lightning" connector used with the iPhone 5 and 2012 iPods offers many advantages over the old 30-pin connector, including a smaller size and reversibility. However, does it offer faster ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

iPod touch, 4th Gen. iHome IP90

I bought a iHome IP90 off a friend for really cheap, and I thought I got a deal. Once I tried to use it my iPod wouldn't connect unless I tilted it towards me, and sometimes it would would say that it ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

IPhone 4 - IPod classic connectors

I have an iPod classic 80 GB since 2007. I bougth a cable that allows me to stream the music from my iPod to my Pioneer car radio. Now I would like to use the same cable for my iPhone 4, however it ...
5
votes
1answer
382 views

At what point do iPads stop displaying “not charging” when connected to power?

I am curious if anyone has measured directly or found an authoritative reference that documents at which point the various iPad will display charging and not "not charging" in the menu bar while ...
1
vote
1answer
824 views

Why does the iPhone 4S treat a generic 30 pin cable as a line out source?

I have an iPhone 4S, the original iPhone 4S AC to USB adapter, and a generic Dynex brand 30 pin cable. When ever this cable is connected to the iPhone sound will not play over the built in iPhone ...
3
votes
1answer
795 views

What different non-bluetooth keyboards exist for the iPad 2?

I am in the navy, and am restricted in the use of RF emissions such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Is there a keyboard I can use with my iPad 2 that will plug into the 30-pin connector?
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can I charge my iPad and use a 30-pin accessory at the same time?

I use iJam to record my guitar into GarageBand on my iPad. iJam connects via the 30-pin connector. Before long, my iPad's battery drains. Is there a way to charge the iPad and use iJam at the same ...
1
vote
1answer
478 views

Do the iPad 2 and the 6th generation iPod Nano have the same docking connector?

I am looking to purchase a Speaker docking system for an iPad2, I also want to be able to use a 6th generation iPod Nano with the same dock connection. Is the connection on the iPad 2 the same as the ...
0
votes
2answers
164 views

Can I connect a resistive touch panel to the iPad?

I am wondering if it would be possible to connect a resistive touch panel (manufactured with a 30-pin connector) to the iPad through the 30-pin connection and use that for input?
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I charge an iPod with an unsupported cable?

I bought 2 usb cables to sync and charge. The problem is that my iPod Touch says "unsupported cable" and will not charge (but can sync over usb). Is there a cydia hack to stop the os detecting the ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

How much current/power can be drawn from iPhone 30-pin connector?

How much current/power can be drawn from iPhone 30-pin connector by external devices? I googled it and failed to find some definitive answer for this. some say 50-100mA. Update: I am aware of MFi ...
2
votes
3answers
718 views

Are there less expensive alternatives to Apple-branded Mini DisplayPort adapters?

I have a 2 years old 13" macbook pro, and I admit I can't use my 6 months old PC when I just surf and code, since it's quite noisy and hot in the summer. I still have a nice 20" flat monitor, and ...
0
votes
4answers
434 views

Using the iPad dock connector to connect cameras - airplane mode - no WiFi

At my work we need to connect to a few IP cameras but it can not be wireless as the iPad must be in airplane mode, we must use the 30 pin dock connector and a wired cable. We are installing cameras ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

RCA cable to a TV that has several inputs, but not RCA?

I have: an iPod with an Apple Composite (RCA Red/White/Yellow) cable I want to connect this with a TV that has: Component in (Red/Blue/Green/Chartreuse - there's a bunch of them) DVI in HDMI in ...
3
votes
2answers
11k views

How to get started with interfacing USB devices to iPad?

The iPad would be the perfect handheld device for controlling some USB devices. I would like to get started with programming iPad applications which would communicate with USB devices. I guess I ...
3
votes
1answer
943 views

Docking station for Macbook Pro that lets you use the book + external monitor

Does a docking station exist for MacBook Pros that let you dock it and keep the book open, so you can still use the keyboard, trackpad and monitor plus let you have an auxiliary monitor connected. I ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

Connecting iPhone to TV

What cable do I need to display my iPhone on my TV? I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1.
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Video out on iPod dock: pre-iOS versus iOS

I have an iPod dock with Video Out. It says on the box that it only supports pre-iOS devices for that (iPod classic and the like), and it certainly does not seem to do anything with my iPod Touch ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Did the iPod Nano dock connector change from 5th to 6th generation?

Does anyone know if the dock connector change when Apple upgraded from 5th to 6th generation?
4
votes
2answers
4k views

How do I take apart an Apple iPod Connector?

The cable, not the part on the actual iPod.