Usb 1.0 ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Darthzilla, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Darthzilla macrumors member

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    I have an 17 inch flatpanel iMac...it kicks much butt.

    I'm runng 4.11 and my ipod works fine with usb 1.0 ....its just slow, but I barely use it for movies....and i dont midn waiting a minite for an album to upload.

    I thought i remember reading that iphones WILL work with older USB ports, but it will be slow...this wont bother me as i probably wont have songs or movies on it ( I just want the internet and a phone )

    Am I safe to this all of the above ?
     
  2. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    not too sure what you mean.
    but im pretty sure the iPhone will cater for 2.0 and 1.0/.1

    besides, failing that, just use a bluetooth adapter and transfer things via a virtual serial/ USB port.
     
  3. Corbet macrumors member

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    You can afford an iPhone but you don't have access to USB 2.0, which has been out for 5+ years?
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Dude, if you have a computer with USB 1.0 (more likely 1.1), you should REALLY hit eBay and find something newer. You can find G4 Mac Minis for about $200. You may even find some older eMacs or iMacs for about that price, although I'm not sure.
     
  5. kingicon1 macrumors newbie

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    I just learned this in class!

    Officially, you need a USB 2.0 port.

    however, like most things usb, it will work on a 1.0 port, but may not function properly. like with moving larger files(video)... sometimes it wants to move faster but cant.. so things get backed up and corrupted.
     
  6. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    It's fun reading this post, remembering the speech when the iPod was first announced, and Steve Jobs made a BIG deal about how it used firewire because that was so much faster than USB...
     
  7. mmoosa macrumors 6502

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    usb 2.0 is faster and also provides power, so i dnt think usb 1.0 ca charge the iphone.

    i dont have 1.0 so wouldn't really know, but its an 'educated' guess:p
     
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't recall the launch (I was a Windows idiot back then), but I remember that advantage of FireWire. Of course it's still faster if you have 800, but I think its only advantage now is it streams, which is necessary for cameras. I can't believe how much stuff comes with a USB port now. Sure beats the old days of that dumb PS/2 connector for mice & keyboards.
     
  9. mmoosa macrumors 6502

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    i was thinking the exact same couple days back, i was amazed at how many things have USB ports, my tv, router, sat box, its like everywhere.
     
  10. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    Then they decided to dominate the entire MP3 market, so they added USB2.0 so windows users could use it, since many of those machines didn't have a firewire port. Then they dropped the firewire support all together. :(

    When I got my first iPod (3G) I had an IBM thinkpad that only had USB 1.0 on it. I had to get a Firewire PCI card to put in the computer so I could connect the iPod to it.
     
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Not possible to chuck in any kind of expansion card into the G4 iMacs?

    Is there any such thing as a Firewire to USB converter?
     
  12. Darthzilla thread starter macrumors member

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    hmmm not many answers....though It seems that it will work. Just be slower.

    Also USB 1.1 does charge ( at least it does charge my ipod ) Trasfers are just slower.

    And Honestly this machine is awesome....If I get an iphone ( and with the rumors of them being 199.99 thats a price point thats not crazy )
     
  13. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    USB 1.x provides power also. I'm realy hoping the 3g iPhone works with 1.1 as that's all I have on my [gulp] pc. :eek:
     

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