Apple 30-pin Digital AV Adapter

  • Overview

    Use the Apple Digital AV Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad or iPhone 4S screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more — on your HDTV or HDMI-compatible display in up to 1080p HD (movies play at up to 720p). Watch slideshows and movies on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) to an HDTV or HDMI-compatible display. The Apple Digital AV Adapter routes digital audio to screens that support it. Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPod touch (4th generation) via the 30-pin dock connector and to your HDMI-compatible display using an HDMI cable (sold separately). A second 30-pin connector built into the AV adapter lets you charge and sync your device while it’s connected to your HDMI-compatible display.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Digital AV Adapter

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    iPhone Models

    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4s

    iPad Models

    • iPad 2 (2nd generation)
    • iPad (3rd generation)

    iPod Models

    • iPod touch 4th Generation
  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent piece of kit.

      Just the job works perfectly. You will need an HDMI cable to act as your extension cable. Note the extra connection that will let you charge the iPad as you use Just the job works perfectly. You will need an HDMI cable to act as your extension cable. Note the extra connection that will let you charge the iPad as you use it to play through your TV etc. Note also that when you connect to your iPad it locks to it, (to stop accidental disconnection) when you want to detach, use the little release button at the side not really visible.Works fine with Youtube, BBC player ITV player, iTunes movies and most useful in my case Netflix movies streamed from the internet. Used with new iPad no problems at all.

      • Written by Timothy B from LONDON

      538 of 583 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent piece of kit.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      doesnt work well with iphoto with iphone 4s

      i just bought it and tried it with iphoto on the iphone 4s and it does not mirror the screen the description says: "Use the Apple Digital AV Adapter to mirro i just bought it and tried it with iphoto on the iphone 4s and it does not mirror the screen the description says: "Use the Apple Digital AV Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad or iPhone 4S screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more — on your HDTV or HDMI-compatible display in up to 1080p HD (movies play at up to 720p)." it is a false statement i wanted to show the diary on the big screen and it just didnt work i could only see the iphoto logo. Seems to work well with other apps so far

      • Written by Sergio H from Guadalajara

      779 of 1087 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?doesnt work well with iphoto with iphone 4s

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Inconsistent connection

      Dislike: Inconsistent HMDI connection from an iPhone 4 and worse from an iPad 2. The connection behaves as if there is a short in the cable... very frustratin Dislike: Inconsistent HMDI connection from an iPhone 4 and worse from an iPad 2. The connection behaves as if there is a short in the cable... very frustrating! Returned the first purchase, because I thought the product may have been returned damaged; however, second purchase behaved exactly the same. I believe Apple should consider a redesign; great idea, but simply does not work well.

      • Written by Kathy B from Gwynn Oak

      795 of 1130 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Inconsistent connection

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible Product

      Bought a genuine Apple AV Adapter. Should be gold plated for the price. It works sparotically sometimes. No audio, no picture, no nothing periodically. I've spe Bought a genuine Apple AV Adapter. Should be gold plated for the price. It works sparotically sometimes. No audio, no picture, no nothing periodically. I've spent more time rebooting the darned system than watching Net Flix which is why it was purchased. Fiddle with it, and finally when I do get a picture, and put the phone down, beside the TV, it quits. Start all over again. This is ludicrous! Thanks Apple for a product that is inferior.

      • Written by Dana R from Vernon

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible Product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not work with iPad 3 on iOS 9

      Bought one of these to output my iPad 3 screen to the TV, but it doesn't work. When plugging in the adapter to the iPad I'm informed it is incompatible. Conside Bought one of these to output my iPad 3 screen to the TV, but it doesn't work. When plugging in the adapter to the iPad I'm informed it is incompatible. Considering other reviews here, I can only assume this is due to running iOS 9. It seems strange that Apple can get way with continuing to sell an adapter that is incompatible with certain hardware/software combinations and not informing prospective customers.

      • Written by Wesley W from Milton Keynes

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not work with iPad 3 on iOS 9

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Five Star or One Star, iOS version dependent, watch out!

      Have been using one of these for a few years with an older iPad (the first retina display model) flawlessly, until I did an update over Christmas '15 that moved Have been using one of these for a few years with an older iPad (the first retina display model) flawlessly, until I did an update over Christmas '15 that moved it beyond iOS 8 to 9.x. Then I was shocked to find it intermittently stop/starts working. As there is no way to roll back the OS to fully functioning, now I'm left with a frustrating routine of plugging/unplugging until it works. I've done a little experimenting with a couple of iPhone 4S's and it works well with the 64Gb iPhone on iOS 9.0, yet does not work at all on a16Gb iPhone 4s with either of the currently signed versions of iOS 9.2. So, thanks for that Apple. I've a good half dozen, well engineered and functioning older apple products that apple seem intent on crippling - obviously some bug has been introduced but will it ever be sorted? Should come with a warning along those lines. If you've an older iOS 7-8-9.0, this is a great product.

      • Written by Andy M from Ferryhill

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Five Star or One Star, iOS version dependent, watch out!

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