Is there any adapter to allow the Bose SoundDock Music System play/charge the new ipod touch 5th generation?

  • Asked by Nancy C from Houston
  • Oct 26, 2012
Bose SoundDock Portable

Bose SoundDock Portable

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    The base unit will not charge the iphone 5 until Bose or a third party make an adapter, however you an play/listen to music and audio from the iphone 5 by connecting a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable from the headphones jack to the back of the base unit.
    This is how I use the Bose portable music system myself with my ipod touch and my iphone 4S. Its just easier to browse for music, podcasts, radio stations and videos while holding the device in your hand. The 30-pin front connecter works best for playing music/audio for extended periods without picking up or touching the device, which I never do. If you are like me and you are randomly change the track from song to song manually, you'll need to connect to back. you just will.

    Also I have seen but have never used the wireless adapter on the Bose website that apparently connects to the 30-pin connector and becomes a wireless receiver changing the SoundDock into a wireless music system. Not sure if uses wifi or bluetooth or what, also not sure if works with the portable bose or only the corded stationary one. Another option is to use an hook an Apple TV up to the Portable SoundDock via a mini usb to 3.5mm cable which should any iphone to play wirelessly on this Bose as long as you are on the same wifi network.

    • Answered by Andrew M from San Francisco
    • Nov 1, 2012