new ipods, firewire

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kevinuaa, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. kevinuaa macrumors member

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    as most know, the newer ipods (video, photo) only ship with usb cables. well, i had a 4gb ipod problem and I was eventually shipped a new 60gb photo ipod (Thanks apple!)

    All i want to know now is can i use the firewire jack to charge it from an outlet, or can i only use the USB cable to charge from an outlet? Is it different for an nano? thanks~!
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

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    You can charge a 5g iPod via firewire, but not sync it via firewire.
     
  3. Sic macrumors 6502

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    weird...i just found this out myself. really annoying because f/w is faster for data xfer in my experience. ah well
     

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