iPhone 4 w/bumper does not fit in universal dock

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  1. proathlete03 macrumors member

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    I just found out that my iPhone 4 w/black bumper won't fit into my universal dock with iPhone 4 Universal Dock Connector. The connector they sell in a 3 pack doesn't fit with the iPhone + universal dock.

    You MUST have the iPhone 4 dock to use the iPhone w/bumper. Universal dock isn't so universal after all!!!!!
    Additionally, I tested other inserts, none of them work.

    Another thing. Take a look at the slightly larger iPhone 3G USB to Phone Connector, it doesn't work with the bumper on either.

    Great....
     
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  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I was told the iPhone 4 dock wouldn't work with a bumper.

    Was I misinformed?
     
  5. blubyu macrumors member

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    Why sue them when you can report them to the FCC :cool:
     
  6. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Well at the iPhone 4 event (WWDC) there was a bunch of iPhone 4’s with bumpers in an iPhone dock.

    I have the iPhone 4 dock and I noticed that you can wiggle it around, so it sounds like it was designed so you could use a bumper with it.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I know right. I stuck my iPhone in a muffin and it doesn't fit the dock either**.

    ** Universal means universal for all devices not in cases.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Can't you use a different (larger) insert for the universal dock?

    The iPhone 4 dock won't work even with the bumper. The WWDC photos were for display purposes only.
     
  9. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Universal Dock
    MB125G/C

    Universal Dock Adapters
    MC598ZM/A
     
  10. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope! I tested all the inserts. First thing I did.

    I tested #9, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19 (iPhone 4)
     
  11. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    Thi iPhone 4 with bumper does NOT work with the iPhone 4 dock.
     
  12. lukin macrumors regular

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    I ordered the $30 iphone 4 dock to use with my iPhone. Turns out it doesn't go on it with the bumper. Waste of $30. I just can't help but believe the bumpers were a late minute solution to a problem (I wonder what that is). I can't see Apple doing stuff like this.
     
  13. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Would it stand without any insert?
     
  15. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I can't even get the USB cable to plug into my iPhone 4 when I have the black bumper on the phone. The plastic part won't fit through the hole so that the connector makes contact with the phone's connector. It just won't connect! So I am using it without the cable now. Maybe it's because I am not using the cable from the iPhone 4 box, I am using an older iPod cable.
     
  16. gloss macrumors 601

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    Most cases are not dock friendly. You could always remove the adapter.
     
  17. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, it will stand with no insert, but a bit wobbly. I really don't know if I feel comfortable with it lasting long, eventually I bet the connector on the dock will break off with repeated use.
     
  18. Loiterer macrumors member

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    You have to take out the insert altogether, and then it'll fit with the bumper.
     
  19. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, correct! Only the newer cable works, what a drag huh?
     
  20. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    My question was already answered but what is this supposed to prove?

    I already knew iPhone 4 would fit in an iPhone 4 dock without a bumper. ;)
     
  21. proathlete03 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but the whole point of having the insert is to protect the connector from wear.
     
  22. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for specifying this for me. No wonder I am having trouble with all of my older iPod/iPhone cables, they just won't fit through the bumper at the bottom.
     
  23. Loiterer macrumors member

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    Well, I think if you take some care in aligning it, it's not going to randomly snap off, but regardless, what good is the connector if it's intact but you refuse to use it? Take it out of the bumper and charge it then.
     
  24. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    call me stupid but when has apple ever made any of their docks work with an iPhone with ANY case on?..... why it the iPhone 4 any different?
     
  25. rockytopmoose macrumors newbie

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    i've been using the universal dock with no insert for all my iphones, ipods (with cases). never had a problem with the connector breaking. have had the same dock for almost 2 years
     

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