iPod touch Help! Sync cable compatibility?

maus

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I'm thinking of picking up a 4th gen iPod Touch, but the seller is not including the sync/charger cable. I still have the cable from my old iPod Video 5G. Will that work?

Here's a pic of the one I currently have:

 

WLS

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Jul 10, 2008
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No they are not all the same. If that is a USB 2 cable it will not work well. If the old iPod is a fifth gen video Nano then you should be OK. A Classic I would doubt it had USB 3.
I have an old cable from a car charger and I found it would take 4 times as long to sync since it was a USB 2 - they are still fine for just charging.
 
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old-wiz

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No they are not all the same. If that is a USB 2 cable it will not work well. If the old iPod is a fifth gen video Nano then you should be OK. A Classic I would doubt it had USB 3.
I have an old cable from a car charger and I found it would take 4 times as long to sync since it was a USB 2 - they are still fine for just charging.
No current apple products have USB 3.

USB 1 or 2 will still work though.
 
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ExnomenDei

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So the iPod Video definitely had USB 2.0, and the cable therefore should and will be fine.

Also, USB 1.1 is about 40 times slower than USB 2.0 in theory - USB 2.0 is really a lot slower than its stated speed (Firewire 400 is a lot faster than USB 2.0 - 400 vs. 480 Mbps rated speed respectively) because of the way it works. It doesn't matter though - you can't get around USB 2.0 in any way right now.
 
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old-wiz

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My mistake. I meant 1 and 2 not 2 and 3. hard to keep all the old stuff straight at my age.
:eek:
You and me both. I was in the Apple store yesterday waiting to see the Genius, and was looking at some stuff with Safari, and suddenly couldn't get the cursor to move properly. I fiddled around and finally my mind came back and I realized I was trying to use the magic mouse like a trackpad. sheesh.
 
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