Question about iphone battery charging...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by medicrx, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. medicrx macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    I apologize if this has already been discussed but I could not find the answer...

    I will be a new iphone owner in mid-July when my current Verizon contract expires. Truthfully, I am upset to be leaving Verizon as they have been very good to me over the years, and I have NEVER had a dropped call or coverage issue.

    That said, I have been craving an iphone since day one. I was always hoping Verizon would come on board, but I can't wait any longer. I am a little worried from all the horror stories I read here about AT&T but I am going to roll the dice and spring for 2 iphones (one for my wife too).

    Sorry, I digress...

    Anyway, What I wanted to know is this...

    If I wanted to charge my iphone nightly at my bedside, yet keep the usb/dock plugged into my computer, do I need to buy another cable other than what is included in the box?

    I don't want to be unplugging the usb cable from my desktop each night, move it to my bedroom, and plug it in, only to reverse the process when I connect to the desktop again the next day or whenever.

    Same for my wife...

    BUT, my wife has a 5th generation ipod (I think it's 5th generation, it is model A1136). Can we use that usb cable in any way to help us out? Or is it a different cable? I was thinking she could use her old ipod cable to connect her iphone (yes, she has her own computer), and her new iphone cable to connect bedside. Then I would only have to buy one additional USB cable (for me) if i am understanding the packaging correctly.

    Sorry if this is somewhat confusing.

    Thank you in advance. I am looking forward to joining you as an iphone owner in 36 days, but who's counting...
  2. racers macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
    yes you can use the iPod cable, they are the same.
  3. medicrx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    Thank you for the answer about the cable.

    Do I need to purchase an additional cable to answer my first question? Or can this be accomplished with what's included in the box?
  4. racers macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
  5. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    Your wife can use her iPod cable and you get on cable in each box, so if she's planing on using only her iPod cable you can take her iPhone cable then you have 2 and she has 1.

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