Apple 30-pin to VGA Adapter

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  • 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

  • iPhone Models

    • iPhone 4s
    • iPhone 4

    iPod Models

    • iPod touch 4th Generation
  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      What were they thinking??

      Seriously, what was Apple thinking in creating a VGA adapter that doesn’t act like any other VGA adapter that’s been on the market for 15 years! This is not an Seriously, what was Apple thinking in creating a VGA adapter that doesn’t act like any other VGA adapter that’s been on the market for 15 years! This is not an adapter. This is a “VGA Filter”, and it filters out all WYSIWYG operations, the dock screen, all applications except YouTube and KeyNote, and the video player (does not output HD DRM movies). You guys need to learn how to properly label this stuff. I am definitely returning this useless item. How hard is it to split the internal VGA signal and mirror the screen? I’m an App developer who was about to demonstrate this great and wonderful program I made to for my company, but I couldn’t get the dang thing to connect to my projector or screens! Come on guys! There is no way your “magical and revolutionary device” can be used in a normal business and productivity setting if you are going to peddle over-priced, crummy accessories like this.

      • Written by Lawrence M from The Woodlands

      503 of 525 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?What were they thinking??

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I should have read the reviews!

      I am a hard core power PC user. However, I have been blown away by Apple with their iPhone, and now the iPad! Useful, simple, and powerful are words I am now I am a hard core power PC user. However, I have been blown away by Apple with their iPhone, and now the iPad! Useful, simple, and powerful are words I am now using for these products. I saw the VGA adapter product and thought, “finally, Apple is going to do it". They are going to give us a way to output to a bigger screen! I did not read another word, just ordered it. To my dismay, it does output, but in such a limited capacity that it will be staying at home in my sock drawer. As already stated, it does not mirror what is on the iPad screen. I would imagine this would be the most desirable function for this product. I could not believe that it would not even output my purchased movies. I do not get it. Seeing as I have been able to do this with so many other devices for more than ten years now. This is the only review I have ever posted and I am doing for one reason. I hope that everyone who sees this will join me in complaining, until Apple gives us what we really need. I will keep my adapter. I am hoping that in the meantime it is possible for someone to write an app to work around this short coming.

      • Written by Mark W from Appleton

      437 of 453 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I should have read the reviews!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Practically worthless for education.

      It only works with pictures, movies and very very few apps. The education apps don't support VGA. EXTREMELY disappointing as a teacher. Steve Jobs projects the It only works with pictures, movies and very very few apps. The education apps don't support VGA. EXTREMELY disappointing as a teacher. Steve Jobs projects the screen when he reveals the product, but the device isn't available to the public for purchase. I'm not happy.

      • Written by Jonathan L from Dawsonville

      380 of 401 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Practically worthless for education.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does't mirroriPad2 desktop ( NOT App Dependent)

      The packages says it allows mirroring of an iPad2. It doesn't, not even the basic iOS desktop without any apps running. The iPad was connected to an LCD proje The packages says it allows mirroring of an iPad2. It doesn't, not even the basic iOS desktop without any apps running. The iPad was connected to an LCD projector we've used for several years with a variety of laptops running Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, The projector could not detect ANY incoming video signal from the iPad.

      • Written by Allan L from Encino

      10 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does't mirroriPad2 desktop ( NOT App Dependent)

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Disappointed

      It worked well with my Ipad 2 until I updated it into iOS 9.3.1 ... Then it stopped working and gave me an error message saying "This accessory is not supported It worked well with my Ipad 2 until I updated it into iOS 9.3.1 ... Then it stopped working and gave me an error message saying "This accessory is not supported by this Ipad" I'm very disappointed of you guys... 7 years of using Apple products and now you give me this... Please fix this bug ASAP because my family wants to watch movies

      • Written by Patrick S

      23 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Disappointed

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great For What It's Meant To Do!

      I'm a teacher and needed something that would project my Keynote's on my iPad 1, that's all. It not only works great with my iPad but also with my iPod Touch! I'm a teacher and needed something that would project my Keynote's on my iPad 1, that's all. It not only works great with my iPad but also with my iPod Touch! I can see the day when I won't have to carry around my 15 inch MacBook Pro just my iPod Touch! I don't need to project anything else but my Keynote's. Works perfectly! To those that give it sub-par reviews because it doesn't mirror their iPad 1----read the fine print, it's not made to.

      • Written by Stephen M from RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

      32 of 43 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great For What It's Meant To Do!

  • Answers from the community

    • how do you connect the iPad to a TV to watch movies?
      • Asked by Raymond C from Weston
      • on Apr 28, 2010

      Best Answer:

      You can do it three ways... 1. S-Video/Composite cable from apple 2. VGA Cable from Apple 3. Wire You can do it three ways... 1. S-Video/Composite cable from apple 2. VGA Cable from Apple 3. Wireless to Apple TV

      • Answered by Tripp Y from Bluffton
      • on Nov 30, 2010
    • what is the difference between vga adapter and the av cable
      • Asked by Antoni M from Perth
      • on Jan 6, 2011

      Best Answer:

      The Apple VGA Adapter is designed to connect your iPad to a monitor, TV or projector using a VGA cab The Apple VGA Adapter is designed to connect your iPad to a monitor, TV or projector using a VGA cable. This is an older type of connection but still common on many projectors sold today. A VGA connection can only carry a video signal. Another limitation of VGA is its lack of support for HDCP - 'High Definition Copy Protection' - which prevents the playback of some movies (for example movies rented or purchased from the iTunes store) on an external display. The Apple Digital AV Adapter allows you to connect you iPad to a monitor, TV, projector or home theatre system using an HDMI cable. HMDI carries both a video and audio signal, and supports HDCP, making it ideal for playback of rented or purchased movies from the iTunes store. This adapter also includes a 30-pin dock connector to which you can connect a USB charging cable, allowing you to charge your iPad at the same time as using the adapter.

      • Answered by Chris L from Romford
      • on Apr 22, 2012
    • What does VGA stand for?
      • Asked by Kelly P from Royal Oak
      • on Mar 16, 2012

      Best Answer:

      VGA is a legacy port to connect computers and monitors. It stands for Video Graphics Adapter (some c VGA is a legacy port to connect computers and monitors. It stands for Video Graphics Adapter (some call it Video Graphic Array) and you'll also find VGA sometimes used to describe the resolution of the output from the computer: e.g. "SuperVGA. etc." The connector is a three-row 15-pin DE-15 connector. The 15-pin VGA connector is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some high definition television sets. On laptop computers or other small devices, a mini-VGA port is sometimes used in place of the full-sized VGA connector.

      • Answered by James T from Wake Forest
      • on May 15, 2012