I have a lot of great photo apps on my iPhone, some can do long exposures or animated gifs, but I have no tripod... So I built one.
This is not very complicaded but I really liked the idea of using the connector to attach the tripod insted of a suction or a protector sleeve.
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cost : 
tripod found at home : 15$ 
crappy iphone accessory : 2$

Total : 17$

Step 1: Materials

I used a small opex tripod that I found photo store for 15$ (I think) & a dollar store USB connector for iPhone that cost 2$. Choose your connector by the size of plug, the bigger the better. This one is made of Polystyrene so its real easy to work. 

I have heard that holding a iPhone or iPod by the Charging Port could damage the iPhone or iPod.
How well does this hold the iPhone in landscape orientation?
Pretty good, you need to tighten the screw a bit more and to compensate the weight of the phone. I will try to post a photo of the landscape position and a link of a 3h time lapse done in landscape.
The "older and larger" Apple connectors (otherwise the pre iPhone connectors) differ only in that they have clips to prevent accidental unplugging. For how it matters here they'll be the same as the newer ones.
i got that same one at the dollar store.:(
Impress me by making one that actually charges
Make sure you remove the internal wires in the connector, your iPhone could react badly to shorts on its external connections.
Yes, your right I forgot tu mention, my connector was so cheap I did no have a problem.

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