View Full Version : Is ipod touch compatible with old ipod dock model?
Dec 16, 2007, 05:43 PM
Hi all, I plan to buy an universal dock for my ipod touch. I found one in apple store for $50, but I think it is too much for just a dock. I want to know if my touch is compatible with old dock model, which is cheaper!
Thanks in advance!
By the way, what is the difference between the new dock and the old one which was released in 2005? Both of them are called universal dock...
Dec 16, 2007, 09:35 PM
I have the old Apple universal dock and it works fine with my 16GB iPT. However, I only use it for audio , therefore I can't confirm if the video also works.
Dec 17, 2007, 12:19 AM
Iīve got the universal dock which came together with my 4th Gen. ipod and it works for all my ipods; 2 Nanos , 5th ipod video & my ipt , I just donīt use the plastic caps to fit each model , to much work to change every time the cap to fit them . it works great as long as you donīt operate the unit while on the dock since the only one that fits nice & tight is the 5th gen video , all others are a bit loose ( they get slimmer & thinner every time ). other than that is fine .
Also my dock has the pin connector & audio out , thats it.
Dec 17, 2007, 11:19 AM
The old iPod dock works for all iPod models (except Shuffle) for syncing and audio out but it the s-video out does not work with the iPod Touch. For video out on the iPod Touch you have to buy the new cables from Apple. The only difference I have noticed on the new dock is it does NOT include s-video out, only audio.
Dec 17, 2007, 11:48 AM
I can confirm that Gen 2 iPod dock also works for Audio out however volume control does not work from the iPT the way it did on the gen 2 iPod. Also syncing seems to work as does power even though it was for the FW version of the iPod.
Dec 17, 2007, 12:43 PM
Here's the Apple article on iPod docks and cables: