Bypassing the dock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by David R, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. David R macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    I'm a dock hater. I don't like docks. I am a laptop user, docks are inconvenient for those of us who don't have a permanent work surface.

    But by watching the keynote, it looks like the iPhone comes with a dock.

    Will the iPhone charge through the dock while connected to your computer or will it need a 2nd power cable connected to the dock which charges the iPhone?

    Will there be a way to purchase a standard cable to just hook up the iPhone to the computer without using the dock? I travel a lot and I rather carry a cable in a bag than a cradle. That way I can pull out the cable and charge or sync the iPhone anywhere I'm at without having to find a place to set the cradle.

    I know this sounds whiny but when you are on the move, cradles, in my opinion, are inconvenient.

    I wish contacts would sync via bluetooth and you just connect it to sync with iTunes... But I don't think that's the case.
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006

    30 pin iPod Connecter! same as an iPod!
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2006
    I'm pretty sure that (based on the MacWorld keynote in January) the iPhone has a regular iPod connector on the button, meaning that your iPod connector (to usb) would work fine with the iPhone too.
  4. David R thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Thanks. Believe it or not I'm still using the original 5 gig iPod so I wasn't quite sure what the options were.

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