This accessory is not made to work with iPhone charging is not supported

Really annoyingly I've just plugged my new 3G iPhone into a charger I
had bought from Hong Kong and previously used to charge my old iPhone

Why have Apple chosen not to support charging through third party
chargers that work with the iPod range and the previous model of iPhone?

What about my car charger? Will that still work?

This is so un-apple!

2 thoughts on “This accessory is not made to work with iPhone charging is not supported

  • Jonathan Furness
    August 29, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    ha! This is VERY Apple! If you look at the PowerBook range of computers, the number of times they changed the power supply connector is staggering and very annoying. It ensured that whenever you upgraded you also had to buy power supplies if, like me, you like having these permanently plugged in at home / work. This isn’t the only product line Apple have constantly modified with subtle differences.

    Essentially, Apple have discontinued charging using the Firewire connectors on the Dock connector and have instead gone for using the USB connector pins. Apparently, Apple have warned 3rd Party manufacturers some months ago. It’s caught me out. There are plenty of iPhone 3G compatible charging products though, Kensington seem to be compatible.

    Have you looked at the iPhone dock yet?!

  • Mark D.
    October 19, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I have solved this issue.
    After posting the solution on the Apple forums, it was ripped from the site. Here is the response and solution.


    Your post “Old dock wiring modification for 3G ” has been removed from Apple Discussions as the link it contains provides software and/or information that violates the Apple End User License Agreement.

    Offending post:
    For all you 3G owners that cannot use the old accessories, I have your solution. It is the fire wire power! Just crack open your old docks and cut the traces that feed +12V to the connector (pins 19&20). I still get the error message, but it charges my iPhone now. I’ll work on killing the message, but we’re in business!

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