These Dock Adapters enable your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S to connect to the iPod Universal Dock and other products that use the Universal Dock system. The adapters are also designed to enable sound to pass through during speakerphone calls.
Simply insert the iPhone 3G Dock Adapter into the Universal Dock, then plug in your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S. When you want to connect an iPod to the Universal Dock, pop out the iPhone 3G Dock Adapter and insert the one for your iPod.
What's in the Box?
- Three Dock Adaptors for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S
Ratings & Reviews
Here's the complete story
OK, after reading all these reviews I was thouroughly confused so here is the story. I purchased this adapter and used it with th e Apple universal docking station.
This adapter works very well with the Universal Docking Station. It is not a tight fit. It is a perfect fit.
The old Docking station has an adapter for the original iphone but not for the 3G iphone. That's why you need this one. If you get the original docking station, you can still use it with no adapter, but you would risk damaging the connection if you were to move the phone beyond a certain point.
The old docking station comes with a big hole and about 6 adapters in the kit. Unfortunately, none work for the 3G. The new Docking station will have this adapter included in the kit.
I ordered the new Universal Docking station, but they mistakenly sent me the old one. When I complained, they sent me this adapter and I've had no other problems.
So go ahead and purchase either the old docking station with this adapter or the new one without. It will work fine.
- Written by Paul H from Fort Lauderdale
404 of 451 people found this useful
If you read LM from Langehorn's review, read this one
LM fomr Langehorn (is that how you spell it?) gave this product a 1 star review because this universal dock adapter did not work f or his 1st gen iPhone dock, or that was my understanding of the review. Also noted was that the reviewer held a degree in mechanical engineering and opened up the possibility of this adapter being designed for a different dock.
The new iPhone 3G is slightly bigger than the first generation. Not by much, but to hold the 3G and GPS radios, as well as a larger battery to power these, it needed to be. So, being someone with a degree, you should understand that there is not way the iPhone 3G will fit in the dock if you make it smaller. For that, you need to make it larger, as many have done with a dremel or sandpaper.
This adapter is, in fact, designed for a different dock - the universal dock. The name of the product, while it may be taken to mean it works universally with all docks, means that it works with a dock system designed to work universally with all iPods and iPhones, with the proper size adapters. This is, of course, one of those adapters.
The universal dock from Apple is useful in a stereo set up, and many stereos have an integrated universal dock. The dock is designed with the connector slightly raised and the iPod area much larger than necessary. Adapters, such as this one, are inserted into the dock ensuring a snug fit. The universal dock also features an infrared (IR) receiver so the Apple remote can be used to control the iPod. The universal dock was released while the 2nd generation iPod nano was Apples "small" player because, previously, they were carrying docks for many past iPods as well and the universal dock meant customers who preferred a dock did not have to buy a new one with every new iPod. The iPhone 3G is the first device since the universal dock that does not include an adapter, leaving it with no docking solution in the box.
I hope this review can clear up some confusion as to what this product is used for. …
- Written by Dan P from Chapel Hill
265 of 319 people found this useful
It's an adapter for the iPod Universal Dock
For "LM from Langhorne": It's an adapter to make the iPhone 3G fit in Apple's "iPod Universal Dock". It's not an adapter to make t he iPhone 3G fit in the old iPhone dock. You need to be careful to read the product description. …
- Written by Bill W from Phoenix
202 of 233 people found this useful
Does not fit 16gig 3GS
I bought these adapters for my iPhone 3GS, but they don't fit. The hole is to narrow. Still looking for an adapter that will fit my 3GS. …
- Written by Douglas H from Charlotte
89 of 111 people found this useful
I bought this adapter for my iPhone 3G and now I for my 3GS. I use two of them, one for my bose speaker and one for my old univers al docking station. The only thing that bugs me is that you have to look at it and insert it, it's not a perfect fit, but overall is great. …
- Written by Andrew S from Westminster
60 of 76 people found this useful
okay look this adapter is not meant to fit your iphone with a case on it if you have one on, your going to have to take it off (th e phone probably looks better with it off anyway) it is a very good thing to have because if you have a dock you dont want your phone just sitting back with nothing to back it because that will damage the connector …
- Written by Janos R from Julian
125 of 152 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Jane D from Napa
- Jan 27, 2010
Yes, you only need an adapter. The white box on the iphone wall charger has a built-in converter. You can read the very fine print on the box: 100-240V - Europe is 220V so you are fine. …
- Answered by Genevieve B from Kelowna
- Apr 18, 2010
- Asked by Britt S from Houston
- Feb 17, 2010
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- Asked by Yifu F from Toronto
- Dec 29, 2009
- Asked by Danie R from Houston
- Jan 8, 2010
dockStubz from CableJive is a pass-through and charging adapter for iPhone. Works with otterbox. H ave one for my car charger. Only con I see, depending on the docking station it may feel flimpsy. …
- Answered by Eddy A from Bushkill
- Dec 24, 2010
what are the numbers on the adapters? Each adapter has a number in the gray area on the underside of the adapter, what is the number on the 3gs 16gb
- Asked by Michael J from Coral Springs
- Jul 14, 2010
Number 15 is the adaptor for the iPhone 3G and 3Gs. See article HT1380 in the apple support question s. I have this one for my 3G, busy looking to get the answer for the iPhone 4...
- Answered by Jonathan A from Spinkhill
- Aug 21, 2010