Apple 30-pin to VGA Adapter

  • Overview

    Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad or iPhone 4S screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more — on your VGA-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD. Video mirroring is supported on iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4S.

    Watch slideshows and video on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) to a television, projector, or other VGA-compatible display. Video out supports up to 1080p for iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4S, and up to 720p for iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (4th generation). Movies play at up to 720p.

    The Apple VGA Adapter connects to your iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad Dock, or Universal Dock via the dock connector and to your projector or display using the VGA adapter.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple VGA Adapter

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    iPhone Models

    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4s

    iPad Models

    • iPad (1st generation)
    • iPad 2 (2nd generation)
    • iPad (3rd generation)

    iPod Models

    • iPod touch 4th Generation
  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Unaware of limitations before purchasing

      I teach high school and thought the vga iPad dock connector would allow me to project everything I see while using the iPad, but alas there are severe limitatio I teach high school and thought the vga iPad dock connector would allow me to project everything I see while using the iPad, but alas there are severe limitations to which applications will show on the classroom LCD projector. I wish I had known this before purchasing the connector. The Apple Store description says the connector will display slideshows and movies, but I didn't realize that was it...

      • Written by Leslie L from Keene

      9549 of 10576 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unaware of limitations before purchasing

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Sending mine back because it doesn't enable mirroring.

      Once again I get suckered into buying an overpriced iPhone or iPad AV connector because Apple cleverly omits the fact that it only works with certain apps. Don' Once again I get suckered into buying an overpriced iPhone or iPad AV connector because Apple cleverly omits the fact that it only works with certain apps. Don't they realize that people buy these accessories mostly to do demos of apps, or to mirror whatever's on their device's screen? This basic scenario does not work with this adapter. I found that it only works when playing video, or if you're a developer and you write special code in your app to support an external screen. So buyer beware...

      • Written by Todd O from Draper

      7256 of 8009 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sending mine back because it doesn't enable mirroring.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Very limited!

      Limited to certain apps and even movies that were purchased through the iTunes store are blocked from displaying. Apple should be more specific about this!

      • Written by ELIAS M from Miami

      6009 of 6599 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very limited!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't work on iPad 2

      I teach iPad classes to adults. I've had iOS 8 since it came out. Suddenly my projection won't work anymore... I'm not paying another 30€ for a 0,30€ cable. T I teach iPad classes to adults. I've had iOS 8 since it came out. Suddenly my projection won't work anymore... I'm not paying another 30€ for a 0,30€ cable. Two of my students have already switched to my Android classes after my anti Apple rant ;D

      • Written by Pieter W from Oostende

      9 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't work on iPad 2

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      External VGA Monitor does not work with IOS 8

      I use the Mac and iPad to connect to external monitors for presentations, videos and showing Internet sites. I upgraded to IOS on my iPad 3. Now I am shocked to I use the Mac and iPad to connect to external monitors for presentations, videos and showing Internet sites. I upgraded to IOS on my iPad 3. Now I am shocked to learn it will not support the Apple adapter that I used with IOS 7. I cannot find any information on whether Apple intends to fix it. I also cannot find any information on a viable alternative. I am stuck.

      • Written by Daniel L from Granite Bay

      33 of 36 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?External VGA Monitor does not work with IOS 8

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't seem to work with 8.0.2

      I have used this VGA adapter for over a year and never had issues. I could use a variety of apps, YouTube, iTunes, Keynote, and Google Drive to display documen I have used this VGA adapter for over a year and never had issues. I could use a variety of apps, YouTube, iTunes, Keynote, and Google Drive to display documents. Since downloading the 8.0.2 update, I have not been able to use this. Either nothing at all happens or I get a message saying it is not supported by this device (iPad 2). I have had the same issue with my generic HDMI adapter which worked fine before the update as well. Meanwhile, my three-year old Toshiba laptop connects just fine and displays whatever I want it to. Apple is roaring into the 1990s like no-bodies' business.

      • Written by Seth H from Grand Rapids

      34 of 37 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Doesn't seem to work with 8.0.2

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