Because as of right now, the iPhone does NOT allow video out. You can only watch video on the iPhone itself, you can't connect a cable and watch it on your TV (like you can with a standard video iPod).Why do you think it needs an update to use this?
If you read the entire page (like above) you would see this:However, my concern is that these cables are for the newly announced iPod touch, and NOT the iPhone. If that were true, I'll be bummed, since I use the video out feature on my iPod a lot, and I'd like to use it on my iPhone.
Did anyone see this:The Apple site says it's iPhone compatible so worries there.
This is cool and not too expensive at $50. I'd get one to watch movies at someones house.
I was just thinking the same thing. Maybe it does to video out, or maybe someone used the wrong graphic.Did anyone see this:
"Note: Component video output to television is supported by iPod nano (third generation) and iPod classic at 480p or 576p resolution, and by iPod touch at 480i or 576i resolution."
I'm concerned that it won't really do video-out with an iPhone.
Has nothing to do with the cable. iPhone itself does not support video out at this time. Unless there's a pin in that 30-pin connector that works some magic. You'd think there'd be a Setting, though, as in iPods.Have you used this av cable? How do you know it doesn't do video output with this cable?
In a way, but an iTV with <8GB available (versus your entire multimedia library).So they just turned your iPhone into an iTV?