iPod Dock: Specifications

This document outlines the specifications of the iPod Dock.
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The iPod Dock makes charging and syncing easier than ever. A convenient and elegant home base for iPod on a desk or connected to a home stereo system, the dock provides syncing via FireWire or USB 2.0, charging via FireWire and a stereo line out for simple connection to powered speakers or a stereo system.

Figure 1 iPod Dock
    1. iPod Connector
    The iPod can easily be inserted and removed from the iPod Dock.

    2. Audio Line Out port
    The audio line out port is line level. Insert a cable here to connect iPod to a stereo, or to external powered speakers.

    3. iPod Dock Cover
    For more information on the iPod Dock Cover see technical document 61912, "iPod (with Dock Connector): How to Install Dock Cover M9130G/A".

    4. Cable Connection
    You can connect either the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable, or the iPod Dock Connector to FireWire and USB 2.0 Cable to the iPod Dock. For more information about iPod cabling see technical document 61913, "iPod (with Dock Connector): About the Dock Connector and Cables".
The iPod Dock is not included with all iPod (with Dock Connector) models, but can be purchased separately.

The iPod Dock can only be used with the iPod (with Dock Connector) models. Previous iPod are not compatible with the iPod Dock.

To identify iPod models see technical document 61688, "iPod: How to Identify Models".
Published Date: Feb 20, 2012