Connecting iphone 5 to iphone 4 car connection

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    So the stereo in my car has a connection (not auxiliary) for an iPhone 4....it used to work fine...Until I got the iPhone 5 of course. The iPhone 5 has the small connection. So i bought an adapter but it doesn't work....no sound or anything is recognized through this. Does the sound transfer some other way in the iphone 5? Id like to use the same connection since it is better quality then an aux cable. Pictures are attached. If anyone ran ingot he same problem please share how you fixed it. Thanks . =)
     

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  2. hidefguy macrumors 6502

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    BTW what kind of car do you have? I'm in the same dilemma, I have a Audi and it has the built in adapter for the iPhone 4 similar to yours but I never got the chance to try it with the adapter.
     
  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a BMW but it is an aftermarket deck....the connector does nothing. :(
     
  4. MyiBill macrumors 6502

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    I have an Audi and it works fine with the adapter.
     
  5. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    did you buy it from apple? some third party adapters won't work with audio.
     
  6. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it on ebay. That's probably why? Garbage haha...I'll get a real one today. Thanks guys. =)
     
  7. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I have a Dodge car and have a Dodge / Mopar 30 pin connector add on piece.

    Try OEM Apple 30 pin to 8 pin converter, it's about $30.
    Many if not all aftermarket will only charge but not pass over digital audio which the 8 pin has.
     
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    The adapter that you bought may work for certain functionality but for analog audio (used by many 30 pin interfaces) a DAC is needed for use with the Lightning port. Apple's has the DAC. No telling if a 3rd party adapter does or does not without verifying with the maker. I have Apple's adapters (cable version) in all three vehicles with 30 pin interfaces and all of them have no problems with audio.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=45
    Aux doesn't really impact the audio quality. It's a matter of getting line level audio versus using the headphone jack (and going through the noisy headphone amp).
     
  9. hidefguy macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!
     
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