Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Can I use an older FireWire iPod cable on my iPhone? - iPhone Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Can I use an older FireWire iPod cable on my iPhone? dstranathan Posted: July 4, 2007 5:04PM 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... Comments Reply 1 of 4 dstranathan Posts: 1,717member July 4, 2007 5:31PM 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 sdw2001 Posts: 17,421member July 4, 2007 7:05PM Quote:Originally Posted by dstranathan 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 bender0069 Posts: 7member July 4, 2007 8:13PM 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 toddzilla Posts: 4member September 11, 2007 8:17PM 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. Sign In or Register to comment.