Third-party connectors?

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    give it time..
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    There certainly are third party connectors. Check out Dealextreme.com 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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