• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does't mirroriPad2 desktop ( NOT App Dependent)

    • Written by Allan L from Encino

    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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joke connector

    • Written by Gary W from Mansfield Woodhouse

    I suppose I should have read the reviews first, so it's my own fault.
    I am very, very close to replacing my laptop in external business meetings with the iPad. The final piece of the puzzle would be to view documents, presentations etc on a projector or TV output.
    I then find to my annoyance that it only works with a very, very few apps. One of which I need, which is Keynote.
    Then I find it doesn't even work with Pages - what a joke!
    And how difficult would it be to send the whole desktop to an external source? I quote Apples own website for this item "Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more" Misleading at best.

    49 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad 1

    • Written by John B from Augusta

    Apple needs to clearly define what this adapter can and can't do. I purchased one and nothing happened when I plugged it into my iPad (1) and LCD projector. The projector showed no source found. Geniuses at Apple Store could tell me nothing other than they would refund my money.

    39 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited capabilities

    • Written by Timothy B from Ballwin

    I bought this for use with my iPad 1 and I was disappointed by the limitations. Netflix app works great but I can't play movies I've purchased on iTunes? I don't understand the reasoning behind this especially since it seems iPad 2 can do mirroring. If anyone at apple reads these please fix this problem, why can't iPad 1 support mirroring as well?

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iphone 4 and ios 4.3

    • Written by Warren N from Seattle

    I am well aware of the limits of this adaptor and have used it successfully with my iphone 4 and ios 4.2.1 (with 2 VGA monitors). After upgrading to ios 4.3, it stopped working. I did the usual things (rebooted the iphone, etc.) to no avail. I brought it to an Apple store and the "genius" got it to work briefly after a lot of fiddling. He recommended that I reboot the iphone before use with the connector disconnected. I did this and tried every permutation of rebooting with and without the connector attached and had no luck. Hardly the "plug and play" behavior we expect from an Apple product. I await the next ios version (but it might never be fixed, in view of the small number of these items being sold).

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jay M from Englishtown

    As everyone else complains, this is not what it seems (in terms of iphone; it apparently works for the ipad 2). If you wish to project exactly what you see on your iphone; this won't do it. I bought it thinking the adapter works the same way as the laptop. The macbook vga adapter projects the screen of your laptop as is. So I automatically assumed that the same would be true for the iphone vga adapter. Well, I was wrong. Don't be wrong.

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Bob B from Phoenix

    I had asked a few people to join me in a conference room to go over some material, some screenshots I had emailed to my account. Try as I may, the mail app would not display through this adapter. Luckily I was able to forward the same email to a colleague who had a PC laptop and he connected to the video display.

    Mail? Why not mail? Who's going to pirate video of my mail box?

    You just never know what will work and what won't.

    32 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    • Written by Todd S from Minneapolis

    This doesn't work universally like the equivalent would on a PC. It works in very limited conditions. Don't buy it unless you've verified that your app will work with it like you expect.

    101 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money, does not play everything

    • Written by Sebastian Q from Bogotá D.C.

    Why you use this item but for playing every app that you have buy? It is a waste of money because just outputs video and keynote, does not support the other apps, that is a shame, because you can`t show a presentation or a content for a third party app (like prezi)....you make the people Jailbreak the ipad cause in Cynthia there is an app that allows you to output everything. Why Apple doesn´t allow that? I wasted my money

    98 of 112 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No no no!

    • Written by Douglas W from walnut creek

    This is not the cable connector you think you purchased! It does not perform as you need, it does not allow for displaying your documents, presentations, videos, drawings on a screen. I do not recommend this product.

    125 of 144 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    deceptive advertising

    • Written by Larry W from Brussels

    All those who have written a review of this product have been too kind. I read and re-read the product description on the Apple web site and the documentation that came with the adapter, and there is no warning of limitations. Caveat emptor, sure, but I also feel deceived by Apple.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Gerald W from Redlands

    Thanks to the overly paranoid DRM, it's impossible to pay movies bought via iTunes on your monitor or TV. Maybe you should point that out before you charge my credit card

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mathieu G from Quebec

    You would be good watching a movie with the batteries, But If you want to use this permanently connected for work , You'll keep plugging / unplugging / plugging.

    The old Component ones all had a usb plug to charge.

    27 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HUGH RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by Alexandria D from Carrollton

    This product is a HUGH rip off. Apple better make good on this one with the new version of the iPad. It does not work with a projector not even the videos. One use was going to be as a high school teaching tool with some of the education apps. Apple might as well as put a gun to my head and demand my wallet.

    Lesson learned do not buy a product from Apple until reading the reviews not matter how simple the product should function. I have been using my laptop for years (connected to my TV or Projector) watching online TV - I have excellent tech skills and this is what I get for TRUSTING Apple, that will never happen again.

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gotta AGREE!

    • Written by jack F from north charleston

    Bigest waste of money since.... well ever...............
    Beware, do not waste your money.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    nice idea, way to limited

    • Written by Michael H from Johnstown

    As others have said, its a great little adapter but you are so limited on what you can display its nearly pointless. Keynote will display, the photo album works, 2screens is what I have used to show pdfs and websites. I cant play any of my iTunes digital copies, cant display the desktop or home screen. Safari? No YouTube? No Numbers? Pages? No and No Ibooks? nada. Angry Birds? nope.

    Nothing wrong with the adapter, apple has just restricted the apps to much for what ever reason. Who knows, maybe they will open things up a bit in the future but at the moment its better to run a netbook or laptop on a projector than the iPad.

    50 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Picture on LCD TV goes to one side

    • Written by Dirk J from LA VERGNE

    Video shown from your ipad to your LCD TV monitor shows up far off to the side causing any full screen video to be cut off the side. It's a bad deal they don't seem to ever address fixing. Is anyone else having this problem? If so, what can be done about it?

    14 of 22 people found this useful

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    • Written by Brian D from Glen Burnie

    I should have done more research before I bought this product. I was planing on doing a demo of the iPad for our computer user's group and using the VGA adapter to project the iPad screen to the wall. But since the VGA adapter only displays movies and photos, it's kind of useless for me.

    61 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy unless you only want to watch some movies

    • Written by Maria B from Chicago

    Disappointing. Apple needs to be more up front and informative.

    56 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by julie A from rochester hills

    This would be great if it was supported at the os level not the app level. I was planning on using the iPad and vga cord in place of a smart board in my classroom. It would be a great solution. Half the cost. Newer technology and another way to use apples in the classroom.
    Alass my plans are in ruins unless this feature comes in a future update ( crosses fingers)

    39 of 45 people found this useful