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iPhone, iPad, iPod: TV out support

The following devices have support for TV out:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod touch
  • iPod nano (3rd generation and later)
  • iPod classic, iPod (5th generation), and iPod photo

Note: Other iPod models may support viewing of photos or slideshows on the iPod display but do not support TV out.

The following docks support TV out when used with an iPod model or iPhone that supports TV out:

  • Apple Universal Dock (requires either the Apple Composite AV Cable or the Apple Component AV Cable—will not work with the iPod AV Cable). Search the store for part number MB125G.
  • iPod Universal Dock or iPod with color display dock (iPod photo dock)

Important: The iPhone dock does not support TV out.

iPod models that support TV out can support viewing on a television in several ways. Use the tables below to see which cables and docks can be used with each iPod model. Check the documentation that came with the cable or iPod for information on how to connect and enable TV out.

Note: If you choose to use a third-party cable, make sure it has the "Works with iPhone" or "Made for iPod" label. Learn more about iPod and iPhone accessories.

Cable compatibility

All you need to get TV out is a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod and the correct cable. If your device works with the component and composite cables, then the choice depends on the TV(s) you will be connecting to.

Pod AV Cable Apple Composite AV Cable Apple Component AV Cable
iPhone3 - 2
iPhone 3G - 2
iPhone 3GS - 1
iPad - 1
iPod with color display (iPod photo) -
iPod (5th generation) -
iPod classic - 1
iPod nano (3rd generation and later) - 1
iPod touch - 2
iPod touch (2nd generation) - 1
iPod touch (3rd generation) - 1

Notes:

  1. 480p/576p.
  2. 480i/576i.
  3. Requires iPhone software version 1.1.1 or later.

 

iPod, Cable, and Dock compatibility

A dock can be a welcome addition if you're going to keep your cables connected to the TV. The Apple Universal Dock includes an Apple Remote so you can pause and adjust the volume from a distance. The docks and cables are sold separately.

Apple Composite AV Cable with iPod Universal Dock or Apple Universal Dock

Apple Composite AV Cable
Apple Composite AV Cable
+
iPod Universal Dock
iPod Universal Dock

Apple Composite AV Cable
Apple Composite AV Cable
+
Apple Universal Dock
Apple Universal Dock
iPhone2 -
iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS -
iPad - -
iPod with color display (iPod photo) - 1
iPod (5th generation) -
iPod classic -
iPod nano (3rd generation and later) -
iPod touch -
iPod touch (2nd generation) -
iPod touch (3rd generation) -

Notes:

  1. Photos only.
  2. Requires iPhone software version 1.1.1 or later.

 

Apple Component AV Cable with iPod Universal Dock or Apple Universal Dock

Apple Component AV Cable
Apple Component AV Cable
+
iPod Universal Dock
iPod Universal Dock
Apple Component AV Cable
Apple Component AV Cable
+
Apple Universal Dock
Apple Universal Dock
iPhone3 - 2
iPhone 3G - 2
iPhone 3GS - 1
iPad - -
iPod with color display (iPod photo) - -
iPod (5th generation) - -
iPod classic - 1
iPod nano (3rd generation and later) - 1
iPod touch - 2
iPod touch (2nd generation) - 1
iPod touch (3rd generation) - 1

Notes:

  1. 480p/576p.
  2. 480i/576i.
  3. Requires iPhone software version 1.1.1 or later.

 

iPod AV Cable or S-Video cable with iPod Universal Dock

iPod AV Cable
iPod AV Cable
+
iPod Universal Dock
iPod Universal Dock
S-Video cable
S-Video cable
+
iPod Universal Dock
iPod Universal Dock
iPhone
iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS
iPad - -
iPod with color display (iPod photo) 1 1
iPod (5th generation)
iPod classic
iPod nano (3rd generation and later)
iPod touch
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)

Notes:

  1. Photos only.
Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Mar 14, 2013
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