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Related to Apple dock: Apple dock connector
Apple dockAn Apple 8-pin or 30-pin plug and cradle into which an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is inserted to play music on externally powered speakers and/or to charge the unit. The dock is built into self-amplified music boxes, or it is connected via a USB cable to a computer, USB charger or home theater equipment. See Apple dock connector and Lightning connector.
|Apple's Universal Dock|
|The dock provides a base station for connecting an iPod or iPhone to a computer or music system. Apple's tiny iPod Shuffle does not use a dock connector. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)|
|Directly into the Receiver|
|This iPod/iPhone dock plugs directly into the back of Onkyo A/V receivers via a proprietary plug and socket. The cradle (top) shows Apple's 30-pin plug, which was superseded by the 8-pin interface. See Apple dock connector and Lightning connector.|