iPod connection pins: future funtions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dukemeiser, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

    dukemeiser

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    The iPod has 30 pins on the "dock connector". 6 are for FireWire, 6-8 for audio/remote control. That still leaves 16 some pins!

    Does anyone know, or have any idea what the other ones might be for? I assume audio in would be a couple. Could they be video out? What?
     
  2. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

    jimthorn

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    Some would probably be for USB, and don't hold your breath for video. The iPod doesn't have the processing power or hardware for that.

    Here's a pic from an article on iPoding:
     
  3. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    they are there so that apple does not have to change the connector for some time and can still add functions as they see fit.
     

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