charging iPhone Through FIREWIRE instead of USB

shift_2kmaxima

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hey guys, i have firewite/ipod cable, and i was wondering if it would hurt my iPhone if i was charging it like that, i mean will it charge quicker? i've tried it and it charges, but i unplagged it and didn't wanna hurt the battery or anything....can any experts holla at me and let me know which one would they prefer to use

thanks
huso
 

mrmacbook

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hey guys, i have firewite/ipod cable, and i was wondering if it would hurt my iPhone if i was charging it like that, i mean will it charge quicker? i've tried it and it charges, but i unplagged it and didn't wanna hurt the battery or anything....can any experts holla at me and let me know which one would they prefer to use

thanks
huso
I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I don't think it would hurt your phone. I don't think it would necessarily charge any faster, firewire is faster than USB 2.0, but I don't think it is dramatically faster.
 

wellsws

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additional firewire question

I also have an older firewire cable from my last iPod. I'm able to charge with it, but for some reason it won't sync. Any thoughts?
 

420greg

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but for some reason it won't sync. Any thoughts?
Newer iPods and the iPhone do not support firewire for data transfer.

They dropped firewire support as the electronics for the ipod side of things were to bulky for the nano.
 

wellsws

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Newer iPods and the iPhone do not support firewire for data transfer.

They dropped firewire support as the electronics for the ipod side of things were to bulky for the nano.
Ah. Bummer. Thanks. I always wondered why firewire wasn't used anymore.