Can I use an older FireWire iPod cable on my iPhone?

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in iPhone edited January 2014
OK. I dug one up and tried it.



The iPhone will CHARGE over FireWire, but iTunes cant see/communicate with the iPhone over FireWire. Hmmm...

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    Can I use an older FireWire iPod cable on my iPhone? I have a nice 6' 6pin FireWire to 30 pin iPod cable that will work great in my office. Any problems using it on my iPhone instead of the standard USB cable?
  • Reply 2 of 4
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,421member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dstranathan View Post


    OK. I dug one up and tried it.



    The iPhone will CHARGE over FireWire, but iTunes cant see/communicate with the iPhone over FireWire. Hmmm...



    That's what I've heard before about Firewire and iPods not designed to use it.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Just another quirk, I have an old firewire ipod charger for my car, today I tried to charge my iPhone. After 2 hours there was no charge on the phone even though it showed it was chargeing, but when I turned my phone off in about an hour it was fully charged.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Just did a search for this as I ran into the same thing. Yup, it's true.



    I do, however, charge my iPhone overnight with my old FireWire charger from my iPod Mini and it does charge it just fine...always a full charge when I wake up.
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