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The USB and Firewire support -- or lack thereof -- for each iPod, iPhone and iPad is listed below. Complete technical specifications are merely a click away.

Be mindful of asterisks, as these indicate that particularly important details are provided on the complete specs page.

Also see: All Capabilities and Identifiers for iPod, iPhone & iPad Models as well as Macs By Capability.




Apple Device

Via USB

Via Firewire

iPad Wi-Fi (Original/1st Gen)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad Wi-Fi/3G/GPS (Original/1st Gen)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only, iPad2,4)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular AT&T/GPS)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular Verizon/GPS)

Sync & Charge

None

iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini (Wi-Fi Only/1st Gen)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS - 1st Gen)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini (Wi-Fi/VZ & Sprint/GPS - 1st Gen)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air (Wi-Fi/TD-LTE - China)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, China)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi/Cellular, China)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning*)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning*)

None

iPad Pro 9.7" (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning*)

None

iPad Pro 9.7" (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning*)

None

iPad 9.7" 5th Gen (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad 9.7" 5th Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Pro 10.5" (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning*)

None

iPad Pro 10.5" (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning*)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi Only - 2nd Gen)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi/Cell - 2nd Gen)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad 9.7" 6th Gen (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad 9.7" 6th Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Pro 11" (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 11" (Wi-Fi/Celluar - US/CA)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 11" (Wi-Fi/Celluar - Global)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 11" (Wi-Fi/Celluar - China)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi Only - 3rd Gen)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi+Cell US/CA - 3rd Gen)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi+Cell Global - 3rd Gen)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Pro 12.9" (Wi-Fi+Cell China - 3rd Gen)

Sync & Charge (USB-C*)

None

iPad Air 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi+Cell US/CA)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi+Cell Global)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad Air 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi+Cell China)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 5th Gen (Wi-Fi Only)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 5th Gen (Wi-Fi+Cell US/CA)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 5th Gen (Wi-Fi+Cell Global)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPad mini 5th Gen (Wi-Fi+Cell China)

Sync & Charge (Lightning)

None

iPhone (Original/1st Gen/EDGE)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 3G

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 3GS

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 3G (China/No Wi-Fi)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 3GS (China/No Wi-Fi)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 4 (GSM)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 4 (GSM, Revision A)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 4 (CDMA/Verizon/Sprint)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 4S (4s*)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 4S (GSM China/WAPI)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 4, 17/North America)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5 (CDMA/LTE, Sprint/Verizon/KDDI)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 1, 3, 5/International)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5 (CDMA China/UIM/WAPI)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE/AWS/North America)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (GSM/North America/A1532)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (CDMA/Verizon/A1532)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (CDMA/China Telecom/A1532)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (CDMA/US/Japan/A1456)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (UK/Europe/Middle East/A1507)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (China Unicom/A1526)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (Asia Pacific/A1529)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5c (China Mobile/A1516)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (GSM/North America/A1533)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (CDMA/Verizon/A1533)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (CDMA/China Telecom/A1533)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (CDMA/US/Japan/A1453)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (UK/Europe/Middle East/A1457)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (China Unicom/A1528)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (Asia Pacific/A1530)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 5s (China Mobile/A1518)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 (GSM/North America/A1549)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 (CDMA/Verizon/A1549)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 (Global/Sprint/A1586)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 (China Mobile/A1589)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 Plus (GSM/North America/A1522)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 Plus (CDMA/Verizon/A1522)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 Plus (Global/Sprint/A1524)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6 Plus (China Mobile/A1593)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s (AT&T/SIM Free/A1633)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s (Global/A1688)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s (Mainland China/A1700)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s (China Mobile/A1691)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s Plus (AT&T/SIM Free/A1634)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s Plus (Global/A1687)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s Plus (Mainland China/A1699)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 6s Plus (China Mobile/A1690)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone SE (United States/A1662)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone SE (Global/Sprint/A1723)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone SE (China Mobile/A1724)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 (Verizon/Sprint/China/A1660)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 (AT&T/T-Mobile/Global/A1778)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 (Japan/A1779)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 (China Mobile/A1780)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon/Sprint/China/A1661)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 Plus (AT&T/T-Mobile/Global/A1784)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 Plus (Japan/A1785)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 7 Plus (China Mobile/A1786)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 (Verizon/Sprint/China/A1863)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 (AT&T/T-Mobile/Global/A1905)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 (Japan/A1906)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 (China Mobile/A1907)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon/Sprint/China/A1864)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 Plus (AT&T/T-Mobile/Global/A1897)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 Plus (Japan/A1898)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone 8 Plus (China Mobile/A1899)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone X (Verizon/Sprint/China/A1865)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone X (AT&T/T-Mobile/Global/A1901)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone X (Japan/A1902)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs (US/Canada/Hong Kong/A1920)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs (Global/A2097)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs (Japan/A2098)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs (China/A2100)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs Max (US/Canada/A1921)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs Max (Global/A2101)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs Max (Japan/A2102)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone Xs Max (China/Hong Kong/A2104)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone XR (US/Canada/A1984)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone XR (Global/A2105)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone XR (Japan/A2106)

Sync & Charge

None

iPhone XR (China/Hong Kong/A2108)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod (Original/Scroll Wheel)

None

Sync & Charge

iPod 2nd Gen (Touch Wheel)

None

Sync & Charge

iPod 3rd Gen (10/15/30)

Sync Only

Sync & Charge

iPod 3rd Gen (10/20/40)

Sync Only

Sync & Charge

iPod 3rd Gen (15/20/40)

Sync Only

Sync & Charge

iPod 4th Gen (ClickWheel)

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod U2 Edition (4th Gen)

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod photo (30)

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod photo (40/60)

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod Color Display

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod U2 Edition (Color)

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod 5th Gen (with Video)

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod U2 Edition 5th Gen

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod 5th Gen - Enhanced

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod U2 Edition 5th Gen Enhanced

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod classic ("Original"/6th Gen)

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod classic (Late 2008/7th Gen)

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod mini

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod mini (2nd Gen)

Sync & Charge

Sync & Charge

iPod nano

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod nano (2nd Gen)

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod nano 2nd Gen (RED)

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod nano (3rd Gen/Fat)

Sync & Charge

Charge Only

iPod nano (4th Gen)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod nano (5th Gen/Camera)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod nano (6th Gen/1.54" Multitouch/Clip)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch - 2015)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle (1st Gen/White)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Silver)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Colors/Early 2007)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Late 2007)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Late 2008)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 3rd Gen

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 3rd Gen (Colors)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Wheel/VoiceOver)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Late 2012)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Mid-2015)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (Original/1st Gen)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (2nd Gen)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (2nd Gen/2009/8 GB)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (3rd Gen/32 & 64 GB)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (4th Gen/FaceTime)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (4th Gen, 2012)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (5th Gen)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (5th Gen, No iSight, 2013)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (5th Gen, 16 GB, 2014)

Sync & Charge

None

iPod touch (6th Gen, 2015)

Sync & Charge

None



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