Why can't we plug in the actual 30-Pin Connector into the Lightning Connector?

1 Answer from the Community

  • The 30-pin connector being larger than the Lightning connector, it cannot fit directly into the Lightning connector.
    But you can plug a peripheral which has a male 30-pin connector into the female Lightning connector of an iPad/iPhone in adding Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter.

    • Answered by Francois G
    • Mar 5, 2014