iPhone 4 in a case with the iPad Dock?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bilbo--baggins, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering if anyone has tried using an iPhone 4 in a case with the iPad Dock? Does it fit, does it support the iPhone properly? Which cases have you tried this with. My favourite case at the moment is the Speck Pixelskin HD so I'd be particularly interested for this one.
     
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering about this, too. If I have time this week, I might go down to Best Buy and try it out. I will post the results if I go and no one else has commented yet.

    Wes
     
  3. bilbo--baggins thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I looked in my local apple retail store yesterday but they didn't have any on display.

    After reading another thread somewhere I have tried out some old adapters in the universal dock and found the the dock adapter #6 is a really good fit. It will require the bottom cutting out to allow proper contact with the dock connector, but this shouldn't be particularly visible. At least this option provides good support from the iPhone unlike using the dock without an adapter. It works well with my pixelskin hd.
     
  4. sportster macrumors 6502

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    I have an universal dock and my girlfriend has a bumper on her iPhone 4. I will try out adapter #6 later and test it out. Do you have any pictures of how you cut the adapter?
     
  5. bilbo--baggins thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I don't have any pictures, and my attempt was fairly crude but does work. Here is a link to another thread where someone has made a neater job.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=984157&highlight=dremel

    Interestingly they've used a #9 adapter with the Apple Bumper - the Pixelskin HD is too thick at the back to fit with that one. With the #6 there is a slight gap about 1mm along the back, but it seems to get support at the back corners.

    Note: the #6 adapter came with my iPod Universal Dock (made by Apple, with the S-video socket on the back), not with the Apple Universal Dock.
     

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