iPhone compatible with Hi-Fi?

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Does anyone know if the iPhone will be compatible with the Apple Hi-Fi?

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wjp09

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I haven't heard anything yet. I don't see why not. We will need to wait and see.
 

pwb503

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Does anyone know if the iPhone will be compatible with the Apple Hi-Fi?

Thanks.

I'm not sure, the iPhone looked a lot bigger than the widest iPod I've seen. I might be wrong about that but I imagine they'll have to come out with a new iPhone adaptor or a new standard size for all the speaker systems to start using now.
 

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I'm not sure, the iPhone looked a lot bigger than the widest iPod I've seen. I might be wrong about that but I imagine they'll have to come out with a new iPhone adaptor or a new standard size for all the speaker systems to start using now.
the iPhone is the exact same width as the video ipods (2.4") and is the slightest bit deeper then the ipod (the ipod is .46" deep and the iPhone is .49" deep)

really the only size difference is the iPhone is 4.5" tall and the ipod is 4.1" tall.

since the 3rd gen ipod works on the Hi-Fi, and those are easily more deep then the new ipods, the iPhone will fit flawlessly into your sexy hi-fi, and all the other ipod accessories since most are made to accomidate the older gen ipods

info was taken from the tech specs of items in question straight from the Apple page
 

JoeDaddy

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Does anyone know if the iPhone will be compatible with the Apple Hi-Fi?

Thanks.
Well, tried it this morning. It works sort of, but not quite as cool as it should. Here's the exact message you receive when plugged into the Apple HiFi:

This accessory is not made to with iPhone. Would you like to turn on Airplane mode to reduce interference (you will not be able to make or receive calls)

When you accept the airplane mode, the phone is disabled, iPhone charges, and the volume is controlled via the HiFi. I truly believe this is due to the fact that GSM interference would come through the speakers if a call comes in (very common problem with GSM phones and powered speakers). As soon as the phone is removed from the dock, the phone turns back on automatically.

I wonder if Apple will consider this accessory as not supported and not offer a dock adapter?

So, it works but you lose phone function while docked. Oh well.:eek:
 

Mark

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so, in theory. couldn't you just get a dock-dock wire and plug it in the back of the dock connector and into the hi-fi? that wouldn't have any interference.
 

JoeDaddy

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so, in theory. couldn't you just get a dock-dock wire and plug it in the back of the dock connector and into the hi-fi? that wouldn't have any interference.
Good point Mark, I'll try that this evening. :laugh2:
 

Mark

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Well, I need an audio out adapter for the iPhone since a standard stereo 1/8 jack won't fit. :mad:
no, you know how there's a dock connector on the back of the iPhone dock? connect that to the iPod Hi-Fi dock using a dock - dock cable.
 

JoeDaddy

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no, you know how there's a dock connector on the back of the iPhone dock? connect that to the iPod Hi-Fi dock using a dock - dock cable.
OK, here's what I found. The audio out of the dock connector to the Apple Hi-Fi works just fine. There is a small amount of GSM interference when a call comes in but it's very low. You probably notice it more because the audio fades out and the ringer starts to come through the speakers. If you ignore the call, it fades the music back in.

I have also tested the Hi-Fi with the iPhone docked with both phone on and off (airplane mode). The airplane mode works just fine except the phone is disabled and it will turn itself back on as soon as you remove the phone from the dock connector (cool I guess). Leaving the phone on will still work but if a call comes in, all sorts for issues can come up. Mostly the audio output of the Hi-Fi goes crazy often increasing without warning.
 
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Mark

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nice, thanks man. was the audio quality the same between the iPhone and an iPod?
 

JoeDaddy

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I would say so. It sounds great to me. :laugh2:
Here's a short video. The pictures is crappy and the audio interference you hear on the video is probably from my Treo750 being too close to the camera. It was not that loud on the iPhone I promise.

This at least demos the audio function during a call with this setup.