Originally Posted by Jake1050
I've complained about the 30 pin connector since the ipod days. First mistake by apple is to not use a USB connection to the ipod/iphone. Mistake number two is auto manufacturers putting a 30 pin connector in the car. If the car makers put a USB port in the console then this would be a non issue. It would be compatible with all devices. but they chose to make it compatible with only apple products. Now its not even compatible with some apple products.
This is an Alpine aftermarket head unit. It's a USB port with a 30-pin cable. Apparently something is "special" about the cable, so just using a Lightning-USB adapter doesn't work. It doesn't even do anything. Which is stupid, because I can take a $4 USB stick, throw some MP3s on it, and it will play.
Which I'm probably just going to do.