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Hi all,

Just a techie subject that will interest only a few people and I think the problem lies with Apple not the car.

I enjoy having an iPod connected, and bought an iPod Nano 3rd gen for the car. It worked very well, and a big advantage was that the car kept the Nano charged.

I decided to upgrade to the new 4th generation Nano, and sold my old one on ebay. Apple have changed the wiring connectors for this new device and now it doesn't charge. However, the new ipod works just as well in the car.

I have been looking in the Apple forum and found it has affected iPod upgraders with car kits all around the world.

see http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp ... &tstart=15
and http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp ... 7&tstart=0

Anyone else affected yet? Maybe Apple will come up with a fix.

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Tony
 

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Dont hold your breath. It isnt an Apple problem. Apple documented quite widely that the charging system on the new nanos and the new 3g iphone is different to previous ipods. The main reason for this is to lower power consumption and allow smaller devices. Therefore its not Apples problem if your dock no longer works. Apparently Jaguar are working on a new cable for the ipod system which will solve the issue but when is like asking how long is a peice of string.

One thing that can be said for microsoft is that they slavishly make things backward compatible but I guess Apple do not share that desire.
 

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craig said:
Apparently Jaguar are working on a new cable for the ipod system which will solve the issue but when is like asking how long is a piece of string.
Thanks for this info Craig,

How do you know? and even though you have said you don't know, will it be soon, will Jag charge for this new short cable, or I [and others affected] may be better buying the following device.
http://www.scosche.com/products/productID/1667


craig said:
One thing that can be said for microsoft is that they slavishly make things backward compatible but I guess Apple do not share that desire.
Not too many people make points like this, and you are correct. People tend to rave about Apple, but if you were to look in their iPod Nano 4th gen forum, people are getting very angry with Apple over this issue.

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Tony, I grew up in Coventry and have been around the motor industry there all my life so i know quite a few people who work at the Jaguar engineering centre at Whitley.

In terms of timescale, like I say no idea, same kind of timescale as the navigation fix i guess.

I will ask and let you know
 
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