IPod Camera Adapter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Dfndr90, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Dfndr90 macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    I am starting to grow a little dissatisfied. My IPod camera adapter will not work with the IPhone. I thought it would be great to be able to take real photos with my Nikon, pop the Compact Flash onto the IPhone and then email them almost real time, but it's a no go. Apple needs to do a couple of big firmware updates to support the accessories that they created for the Ipod.

  2. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    I don't understand why you thought it would work in the first place.
  3. confirmed macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2001
    New York, NY
    personally, i wasn't expecting it to work, but really hoped it would. it's hardware compatible, so would just take a bit of software work to get it working.. i don't really see any reason for apple not to have done this.

    hopefully in a future update.. maybe when we also get a finder.

    all that said.. i love this thing!!
  4. docc macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007
    Thats a rather silly question. The fact that both are made by the same company and the fact that they both have the same connector would lead people to believe that accessories should be compatible.

    In Steve Job's keynote, he mentions that the iPhone has the same connector as the iPod range....you know where i am going with this.

  5. Turkish macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2007
    Since disk mode does not work on iPhone, I assume this is why you cannot use your adapter.
  6. speedballs macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2004
    SLC Utah
    Yup. But I assume they'll allow one or the other, or both soon.
  7. kwjohns macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2007
    Someone show me where on the box it says this accessory is Made for iPhone. It doesn't? Quit complaining then. You bought it with the assurance that it would work with your iPod and iPod only. Anything extra you get with it is just a perk.
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Yes the Camera Connector would be nice to have. But from what I understand from the Apple training today - is that when you port pictures over to the iPhone they are resized for storage and sending.

    Guess AT&T did not want the EDGE network to be overwhelmed with 2 to 6mb emails....
  9. woodbutcher macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    A 3-6 mb email over the edge network? your iphone will be out of warranty by the time that uploads
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Sort of my point... even with wi-fi it would not be pleasant.
  11. shoelessone macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    I realized this was discussed a while ago, but I just wanted to say that I'd also love this, for hte iPod Touch, as I travel a lot and will be backpacking in Asia for 4 months next year and would LOVE to be able to emal even smaller images (say, 900x600 images) home from my iPT/iPhone.
  12. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I wouldn't expect it to work.

    Oh sure they have the same physical connector, but it's obvious not the same pinout.

    I have the Camera adapter and to be honest it sucks even on the iPods it works with. I bought it and an iPod photo with the biggest drive at the time thinking I could use it to " dump " images from the camera to the iPod, but it was horribly slow. I just bought more CF cards instead.

    Also you mentions " pop the Compact Flash on the IPhone ".

    I hope you are not hooking the Apple Camera adapter to the IPhone and a Compact Flash Card reader to the Adapter. As I recall the only way the adapter works is by hooking the camera to it via the USB port.

    I also tried to hook a CF Reader to the Camera Adapter to the iPod Photo and it failed. Had to hook up the Camera, I guess that is why it is called the " Camera " Adapter.

    EDIT: I am new to the IPhone but I don't see any allowance for it to 'import' images from any other place then iTunes.
  13. zipper1022 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2006
    Long Island, NY/ Boston, MA
    someone was saying that if you put the iphone in airplane mode it allows u to use more acesories via the port. i dont know if its true, i dont have any accesories for my phone, but maybe u can try it

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