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Pioneer CD-IU201N

Connect your iPhone® 4/4S to select Pioneer navigation receivers

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Our take on the Pioneer CD-IU201N

by Dominic Devito
Pioneer

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

Access your iPhone® 4 or 4S through your Pioneer receiver

This Pioneer CD-IU201N cable provides a convenient link between your iPhone 4 or 4S and a compatible Pioneer multimedia navigation receiver, as well as Pioneer's AppRadio 3. This USB to 30-pin cable allows you to access and control select iPhone apps through the Pioneer receiver's AppRadio Mode, as well as play and control the music and videos you've stored on your iPhone from the receiver's touchscreen. Warranty: 1 year.

 

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Pioneer
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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No
Nano
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No
Touch
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No
Mini
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No
iPhone
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iPhone 4/4S
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • 6.5' iPod/iPhone interface cable (w/ a proprietary connector on one end and a 30-pin Apple connector on other end)

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Features

iPod/iPhone Cable for Pioneer Navigation Receiver: Using Pioneer's CD-IU201N iPod/iPhone cable, you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music, podcasts, and audiobooks; plus video playback of your stored movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos from your iPod/iPhone device through your compatible 2013+ Pioneer in-dash navigation receiver. You can also listen to music apps and watch video apps streamed to your iPhone through your Pioneer head unit. In addition, the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable allows you to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+), for playback of advance applications (such as navigation & driver assistant apps) from your compatible Pioneer navigation receiver.

Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; you will need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) in addition to the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit for audio playback only.

Compatibility: The CD-IU201N is compatible with the following 2013+ Pioneer in-dash navigation head units (as of 3/5/2013).

  • AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA110/210)
  • AVIC-Z150BH
  • AVIC-X950BH
  • AVIC-X850BT

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer CD-IU201N cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when used with a compatible 2013+ Pioneer in-dash navigation receiver (as of 3/5/2013):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Mode AppRadio Mode Pandora Aha Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y* Y* Y Y Y Y
5C 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y* Y* Y Y Y Y
5S 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y* Y* Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
5th 7.0 Y* N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 N N N N N N N N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 N N Y N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
2 7.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
3 7.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
4 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y* Y* Y Y Y N
mini 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y* Y* Y Y Y Y
Note:
  • *Requires the Pioneer CD-IU201N cable and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (both sold separately).
  • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
 
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IU201N

Written By Naldo, Miami Fl on Monday, February 17, 2014
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Works great
Pros:
Every aspect
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

I Phone Cable

Written By Ronzo119, Madison IN on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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A must have no sense in having App Radio without it
Pros:
Plenty of cable seems to be well made
Cons:
Having a lot of trouble with it staying hooked up its plugged in but not making contact very easily
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5 out of 5

Extra

Written By chris, OC md on Saturday, December 14, 2013
 
Love this tool Should be included to maximize use
Pros:
Lets me use my phone
Cons:
Cost xtra
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IU201N

Written By Colt, 45503 on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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Works great
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3 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IU201N

Written By Mike, Newport News, VA on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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Works as advertised, I was really disapointed that I had to purchase this product just to add USB to the deck. I don't know why Pioneer is determined to make you spend an extra $50 dollars just so they can promote Apple products. In order to have a USB input I had to get the whole Ipod setup. I don't own an ipod, and I don't ever plan on getting one.
Pros:
Works to play my thumb drives
Cons:
Had to get the Ipod setup just to play a thumb drive. Not everyone owns Apple products, so why force them to spend extra money for useless products?
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5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By Chris, Ball, LA on Sunday, November 03, 2013
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This product allowed my iPod Touch to connect with my Pioneer head unit with no problems at all. It is plug and play. You can change the albums, songs, artist, etc from the screen of the head unit. iPod Touch is out of sight, out of mind.
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5 out of 5

Easy install cable

Written By Ray43, NYC on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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no issues here, simple plug and play for these cables
Pros:
easy install
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Ipod Cable

Written By Winston, Columbus, GA on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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Works great Gives easy access to your compatible apple products right trough the radio.
Pros:
Easy to install and use.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Pioneer CD-IU201N

Written By Mike, Topeka, KS on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Works great
Pros:
Easy to install and use
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Works great

Written By Ceejay, Bronx on Friday, July 12, 2013
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Great product and easy way to connect an IPhone/IPod touch to pioneer avic-z150.
Pros:
The connection is fast, Smoot, and convinient.
Cons:
The two pins on the adapter seems to get stuck on my iPhone port.
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5 out of 5

Pioneer iPod cable

Written By RenoS, Carol stream, illinois on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Gives easy access to your compatible apple products right trough the radio. Easy to install and use plus it also charges the item connected.
Pros:
Cable is long
Cons:
No cons from me! I love it!
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