but then again I don't use the usb port on my radio to sync it up, because I had this same problem. Unfortunately I never found a solution as to why it didn't play via usb but it works perfectly using the headphone jack (3.5mm)
Forever you will be missed.
Nov 26, 2004 - Feb 20, 2010
I have had an alpine head unit for a while, and I've noticed that ith every generation of ipod, it lost functionality.
Apple does firmware updates that cancels out features. I've heard this happening everywhere.
If I use an older ipod nano, it plays music and keeps the ipod fully charged. I got the ipod touch, and it was able to play music, but it woudn't charge. Iphones were the same way.
Then I updated my ipod and now it doesn't even play on my deck or charge. So I'm back to the old ipod and don't use the ipod touch.
If the older generation ipods work fine, then I suspect this is your problem.
Well I've searched extensively about it and my thoughts are that apple is just being a dick about it.
Apple expects every external company who's made compatibilty products with the ipod to update their firmware whenever apple does. Considering my specific product has been discontinued and the odds of the other companies updating their firmware is very low. In other words, you and I are SOL.
I really wish I got the SD card option, its starting to sound much much better then the ipods.
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I have this same issue. I have a first gen ipod nano that works perfectly with the vw ipod adapter for my double din monsoon system in my GTI. I'd like to be able to use either my wife's iphone 4s or her old iphone 3gs. Has anyone found a way to make this work, or do I have to buy a new adapter?