iPod Model A1059 (about 2006) 20 GB. Can I buy a Thunderbolt cable for charging/sync?

I jave a new iMAC, running 10.8.2. The techie (?) at the Apple store told me to plug the old Firewire cable in and see if it worked. The genius didn't know that the sockets are not compatible. iPod Model A1059 (about 2006) 20 GB. Can I buy a Thunderbolt cable for charging/sync? Is there a USB cable available? I had a USB cable, but never used it on my MAC MINI,now I can't find it!!!
Daniel C. Kube

2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    No, you can not. The iPod can only be charged/synced with the 30-pin sync cabe (that came free with your iPod)

    • Answered by Mason H from Lexington
    • 01/03/2013
  • There are no cables, adapters, or accessories that enable Apple mobile devices to sync via Thunderbolt.

    • Answered by Dereck H from Alpharetta
    • 26/02/2013