6042 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2008 9:00 AM by regg001
my new iPod touch won't charge with ANY of my current accessories.
Philips iPod dock - works fine with Nano, iPod Touch says "won't charge with connected accessory"
iPod Nano's carge dock, same message, it connects fine, but won't charge
iPod Nano's car charge, same story
My guess is that Apple decided to change something minor in the new iPod touch so that it wouldn't work with current accessories, that way we'll have to buy new ones.
Something changed in the pin assignment of the connector.
I can charge my I-Touch on a JBL On time dock station only if i plug the I-TOUCH cable from a USB port to the JBL system. Otherwise i'm getting the ''won't charge'' error.
So basically, when i plug the USB to JBL system, then the power comes to the right pin on the docking station, then the I-Touch can be charge.
I think , APPLE "forgot" to include an adapter to comply with such modification. This looks to me as something intentional - to sell further hardware . Either to sell a new generation of docking stations, or to sell adapters at a big price.
Further more (and on a side subject) , i'm seeing post about paying for a firmware upgrade on the IPOD. This is a new tendancy from all the ''mini'' electronic system vendors. They're saying we guaranteed the hardware, but not the software in it. Well bad news for Apples and all those vendors, when i buy a component, i buy a package containing hardware and software. If you needed to do upgrade(s) to the firmware to fix the original software, this is the same thing as changing the hardware to fix the failing element. So it should fit under the warrenty - even if you wrote the opposite.
I can see the same vendor's behavior with GPS systems where the systems were sold with outdated maps, and now you have to pay big money to get the updated maps in them.
By the way... What's that forum for ??? Is Apple reading it at all, or just a place to put our frustration. Seems to me nobody up there care for us. One other thing... Apple is currently blocking Flash media apps to work on their product - If Sun was able to get Microsoft out of the Java business, the same thing could happen to Apple if they persist that way.