MacBook Air 11-Inch Charging iPad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by adamjackson, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Older devices like my previous gen MacBook Air and even 2009 iMac wouldn't charge the iPad but the 2010 Core i5 iMac that came out does charge it.

    I'm curious does the new MacBook Air 11 inch have the right USB specs to charge an iPad? Going on a trip and trying to minimize the amount of power adapters I bring.
     
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    MacDawg

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    Although my iPad says "not charging" when connected to my MBP, it is indeed charging... just more slowly
     
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    petvas

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    That is the case with all other Macs that do not have enough power on the USB port. When iTunes sync stops, the iPad will slowly sync. Normally it can fully sync overnight.
     
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    BlackMax

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    My 11" MBA charges my iPad when connected via USB. The charging icon appears on the iPad.

    No other computer I own, laptop or desktop, charges my iPad via USB.
     
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    Over Achiever

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    Any difference between the MBA being plugged in and on battery?
     
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    I just noticed this as well my MBA charges by iPad.

    I also found a dongle that will let any computer USB port charge the ipad.
     

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