Third-party connectors?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by porcupine8, May 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Is there any chance of third-party HDMI or camera connectors coming out? (Or do they exist now?) Or does Apple somehow squash that?

    I paid like $7 for the HDMI cord that hooks up my Powerbook to my TV, I'm really flinching at paying $40 for the same thing for my iPad. :eek:
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    I'm guessing the lack of replies means there aren't any available, but does anyone know why? Is the 30-pin connector patented so that nobody butnapple can use it or something? With all the third-party speakers, docks, etc for the iPod contributing to it's ubiquity, youd think apple would welcome third-party iPad accessories.
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    Charleston, SC
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2011
    There certainly are third party connectors. Check out or MIC Gadget Store.

    As far as HDMI adpaters, the ones I've seen are about $35+ so I'd rather just get the Apple one and not have to worry about compatibility issues and whatnot.

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