Will iphone work with ipod connector?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gangst, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    In my car, I have a built in ipod connector, the 8-pin thingy. will this work with my iphone to play music? i don't want to risk breaking it.

    thanks for any help.
     
  2. oseary macrumors member

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    Honestly, I've heard mixed results. In my case, I use a Monster branded iCarPlay Wireless, and it works flawlessly. It charges, pauses the audio when i get a call, and resumes it without interaction... However I've also read in certain circumstances that if a ground wire or something to that effect isn't installed, or isn't installed properly, you'll hurt the phone.

    Mixed bag I guess...? :confused:
     
  3. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    "No sacrifice, no victory." -From Transformers

    Anyway, it works with my pioneer adapter. I would only be worried about plugging my iphone into some cheap*** chinese knockoff device.

    P.S when you plug it in a message will come up saying it's compatible blah blah do you want to turn on airplane mode? I always hit no.
     
  4. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yea i think i'll just try it, its a bit in ipod connector in the glove compartment of my audi so hopefully it won't be substandard.
     
  5. oseary macrumors member

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    Oh! If it's with an Audi (which is the same as the VW connector) I'm perty sure they work without any issues... That means it was factory installed, grounded properly, etc.
     
  6. pedroistheman macrumors 6502

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    I rarely get an interference, but seriously...no harm could go to either your iPhone or your utility. Worst case scenario: you get a little static.
     

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