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How can I connect my iPhone to my PC so I can download mp3's to it? I also want to update the OS on the phone.

I have an iPod, but the connector doesn't seem to fit.

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What iPod connector are you trying to use? iPod connectors are compatible with iPhones, except for the shuffle connector. –  Wuffers Sep 29 '11 at 0:47
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Your iPhone should come with a USB cable that you should use to connect it to the computer. –  billc.cn Sep 29 '11 at 1:43
    
@Wuffers - I haven't found that to be precisely true. They're all physically compatible. But my older classic ipod connector doesn't work with my iPhone 3G. –  Doc Sep 29 '11 at 18:39

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Step 0) Buy a compatible cable, Deal-Extreme is a great option. Make sure your iPhone model is listed. Note the cheap shipping takes approx. 5 weeks.

Step 1) Download & Install iTunes. Use it update your iOS on your phone. (iTunes will be like "Yo, dis 'ere eye-fone iz outta dayte dawg" - then your phone will be ruined updated upon your approval).

Step 2) Import your MP3s in to iTunes and load them on your iPhone

Step 3 [optional]) Jailbreak your iPhone and install iDroid, then figure that out too.


Alternatively

Perhaps you loathe iTunes, inspite of owning the iTunes-pusher an iPhone.

Here's a funky guide to iTunes-less music goodness on iPhone. (Spoiler: MediaMonkey, WinAmp+mlipod, SharePod, CopyTransManager, etc)

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Maybe use Ernie's cable link, that's a wicked price - even though it probably came from the same place as DX, I'd put more stock in Amazon. –  Doc Sep 29 '11 at 0:29

The best and easiest way is using the USB connector and iTunes. You can easily pick up a new cable at amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPhone-Transfer-Cable-Charger/dp/B000SSWFW0

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