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Take Control of Your iPhone by Ted Landau

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Chapter . Handle the Hardware

In this section, I focus on hardware issues: potential problems with peripheral devices that attach to your iPhone and potential problems with the iPhone hardware itself.

Docks and Dock Cables

An iPhone comes with a dock cable and an iPhone dock. The dock cable has a USB connector on one end and a dock connector on the other:

  • The dock-connector end connects directly to the dock-connector “outlet” on the iPhone.

  • The USB connector end attaches to a USB port on either a computer or a power adapter.

Whether connected to an outlet or a computer, the connection can be used to recharge the iPhone’s battery. To sync the iPhone with iTunes, you obviously need to connect it to a computer.

Instead of connecting the dock cable directly ...

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