Apple Promises iPhone 5-Compatible HDMI and VGA Cables Coming Soon

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    There has been some consternation over the lack of backwards compatibility with the new Lightning dock connector in the iPhone 5. The Lightning to 30-pin adapter doesn't pass any video and may not work with all audio docks.

    One MacRumors reader expressed particular concern over the lack of video support, noting that many in-car aftermarket entertainment systems use the video out function of the 30-pin connector to display and control apps from head units. It seems, however, that Apple does have at least a partial solution.

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    As The Verge reports, Apple is building Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters and quotes an Apple spokesperson as saying they "will be available in the coming months." Without these adapters, iPhone 5 owners' only option to output video from the device would be AirPlay.

    The Verge doesn't reveal pricing, but the Apple Digital AV Adapter -- the 30-pin to HDMI adapter for the iPad and iPhone 4S -- is $39 direct from Apple.

    Article Link: Apple Promises iPhone 5-Compatible HDMI and VGA Cables Coming Soon
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Apple should provide 30pin to Lightning adapters for free with each new iDevice
     
  3. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Why not have all adapters and cables ready for launch?
     
  4. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    Watch as 3rd-party adaptors come out that cost $5. Apple really needs to decrease the prices on these or make some of them come free with the iPod.
     
  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Cool.

    Didn't think they'd actually attempt to force people to stream via Airplay.
     
  6. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    Any guess as to what each of those pins do?

    You can do power and data with just 4 pins... what do the other 4 pins do?
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    At the rate they're going these adapters are going to cost $99
     
  8. gkarris, Sep 13, 2012
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    Sells more AppleTV's....

    Was wondering as I know a lot of people (including me) that hook up our iPads to older TV's and Projectors. The new iPads will have Lightning as well...

    No hope for Composit or Component it seems...
     
  9. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    There is audio and HD video.
     
  10. Amory macrumors newbie

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    I think so as well...
     
  11. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    So... Does this mean my ihome alarm clock won't play music anymore?
     
  12. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    From what I've read about this, Lightning is very different from Dock Connector in the way it works. It would take a computing device to convert Lightning to Dock Connector and have the video out work. So trying to convert and have those things work is a lost cause, sadly.
     
  13. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    This launch seems way too unplanned and rushed.

    To be honest, I DO NOT think Steve would have allowed this kind of disorganization:

    - New interface LACKING functionality which will be "coming soon".
    - Lack of Apple case/bumper, at launch at least.
    - Lack of adapter available at launch.
     
  14. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, if you buy the iPhone 5 and if the adaptor does not transfer the audio. The iHome should really have Airplay support.

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    Also:

    - iPad doesn't have Lightning.
    - iPod Classic doesn't have Lightning.
    - Everything else does...
     
  15. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    From how they described the new connector it doesn't seem to be as simple as having pins dedicated to video, data, and audio.
     
  16. antxeater macrumors newbie

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    How is that a partial solution?! :mad:
     
  17. Medic311 macrumors 68000

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    if you can wait a few months, they will be on monoprice for $6
     
  18. Derpage Suspended

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    Apple is really getting good at making cables for their cables. It seems to be a trend in their products across the board. I guess it's good if you are a stock holder, but bad if you are just out to get a new phone or laptop.
     
  19. mateo124 macrumors regular

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    Its good to know that it'll still do video out. I started having doubts about it
     
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    Lighting to 30 pin adapter should be $3, not $30. :mad:
     
  22. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    during the keynote is said something about them being able to dynamically change
     
  23. portishead macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone seriously ever hooked up their iPhone to a television??
     
  24. nrose101 macrumors regular

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    I agree the only reason I am buying adapters is for my audio connections. If they don't work what is the point?
     
  25. mex4eric macrumors 6502

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    Right on! Only buy radios that do AirPlay - it's been out for some time. Or Bluetooth. What is with these radio manufacturers stuck in the past. Will Mercedes, BMW and Chrysler not have things out soon for this. Support the economy, buy new cars.
     

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