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The Apple 30-pin to USB Cable, formerly Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable, is an adapter cable that allows older iPads, iPhones, and iPods with 30-pin dock connectors to be synced or charged by an Apple USB Power Adapter.



A 2007 cable with rounded white corners at the USB end and a smaller 30-pin connector.

The 30-pin dock connector was introduced with the 3rd-generation iPod in 2003, but a iPod Dock Connector to FireWire and USB 2.0 Cable was initially only available for Windows users. As the 30-pin connector was adopted by most of Apple's mobile devices, with the exception of the iPod shuffle series, Apple dropped FireWire and only retained support for USB.[1] Earlier versions of the cable introduced through 2007 had more rounded corners on the white USB connector handle.[2]

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  1. iPod Q&A, Everyi. 2011-11-21.
  2. Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable Unboxing by ZONEofTECH, YouTube. 2012-08-28.

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