Use this Apple cable to hook up your iPod, iPhone®, or iPad® to the USB port of your computer for syncing and charging. You can also use it with various iPod accessories and power adapters that have a USB connection. The adapter features a 30-pin connector, and can be used with most docking iPods (not compatible with newer Lighting® connector Apple portables).

Product Highlights:

  • 30-pin dock connection-to-USB cable
  • for docking iPods. iPhones, and iPads released before Fall, 2012
  • not compatible with iPhone 5®, iPad® 4, iPad mini®, and other Apple portables with Lightning connector
  • compatible with high-speed USB
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Apple iPod® Dock Connector to USB Cable Reviews

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So far, so good

Written By Chester M, Delaware, Ohio on Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Apple cable, works well

it's a cable

Written By ldrmanbgft, Stuarts Draft VA on Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's a cable to hook up my ipod to my head unit. It works as advertised.

Yea !

Written By The Builder, ORLANDO FL USA on Friday, February 10, 2012

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My original broke and I needed a new one WORKS GREAT

Works Perfect

Written By CindyB, Morgantown, WV on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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This cable works exactly as expected with my JVC Arsenal and iPhone 3GS.

Very poorly made for the price

Written By Jeremy, Palestine, TX on Monday, January 03, 2011

I'm on my 4th or 5th Apple Ipod cable. Every cable I've owned has come apart at BOTH connectors.

I use these in my car to hook my ipod to my factory radio. After the first cable came apart, I decided to never remove it from the car, and bought a second cable to sync to my pc. The cable and ipod stays stationary, but these cables usually only take about 4-6 months to fail. At this price, that's a bit of an expense.

Also, being white, the cables are prone to show any grime that they incur in the car. Once they're dirty, you can forget about cleaning them. They aren't easily cleaned, and any aggressive cleaning will almost certainly render the cable useless.

I really wish Monster or someone made a tougher cable for these. The only other one I've tried was an Alpine cable (which seemed to be much tougher), but it was made for use with alpine receivers, and did not work properly for my setup.

I only give these two stars (instead of one) because they are suited fine for home use, so long as you never move the cable.

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What's in the box?

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  • 40" iPod/iPhone dock connector to USB cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a male Apple iPod/iPhone dock connector on other end)
  • Apple One Year Limited Warranty booklet

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Overview: This USB 2.0 to Apple iPod dock connector cable connects your iPhone, iPod, or iPad directly or through an optional dock  to your computer's USB port for efficient syncing and charging; or to the Apple USB Power Adapter (472USBPAD3, sold separately) for convenient charging from a wall outlet. The cable features a USB 2.0 type-A connector on one end and a proprietary Apple iPod/iPhone dock connector on other end.

Compatibility: This cable supports both Mac computers and Windows PCs. The cable is compatible with the following iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

iPod iPhone iPad
video (5th gen) 2G iPad (1st/2nd/3rd gen)
 classic (80/120/160GB) 3G
nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th gen) 3GS
touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen) 4

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