Uh, it is clearly relevant... if Apple does not support it, it won't charge. Was that not completely obvious?It's pretty clear that they don't since the iPad doesn't have an RJ45 jack. If the adapter can properly convert I don't see why not. Whether Apple supports it or not isn't really relevant.
Shrug. Even old Apple Firewire adapters don't charge modern iDevices. Learn what you're talking about and things make a lot more sense. If a device doesn't support a protocol, it won't work the way you want it to.This is true. I think he just assumes if a current is flowing, then it'll charge. Devices are a little more technologically advanced nowadays.
Not that easy, as long as there is 5V, and above 150mA (blank out the two data pins), the iPad will accept it as a charging circuit. Of course, 150mA may not charge anything fast enough at all...Shrug. Even old Apple Firewire adapters don't charge modern iDevices. Learn what you're talking about and things make a lot more sense. If a device doesn't support a protocol, it won't work the way you want it to.
Just run USB. Yeah, PoE is great for Wifi, Voip and security cameras, but it makes NO SENSE for an iPad.Wow people on here are rude and there's some dangerous advice. You short data pins together and give it a 150mA rated supply and you'll kill the supply and hopefully not the iPad. Shorted data pins indicate 1000mA is available. If it isn't that's bad news.
Why PoE? Simple - PoE let's you use legacy installed CAT5 cabling for power up to 100m from the switch (802.3af). PoE is a great solution for wireless access points, wall clocks, VoIP phones, etc. Obviously being power-only is a stinky limitation for the iPad but oh well, it's still potentially very useful for embedded/kiosk type uses of an iPad.
You do realize an iPad is made to be mobile right?BiggAW, I can guess what the AW stands for. Why are Mac-heads so dang rude? Just because you can't see the reasoning doesn't mean others can't. The world is changed by people who are constantly being told "Why?" in such a rude way. I bet Steve Jobs was asked the same a lot, especially early on. Mac-heads just do not get it. Crazy ideas change the world.
Sure, it'd be dang nice if the iPad could do Ethernet on the dock connector, but even without it, PoE has a lot more potential than USB. USB runs at a very low voltage (5V). Sustaining the iPad's current draw at that voltage over any distance needs very thick cable. It's much better to run at a higher voltage (802.3af PoE is 48V) and convert it down right before you need it. Also, many buildings have Ethernet already ran. So an embedded iPad, such as a wall mount controller, could use existing cable and power supply (PoE switch) infrastructure, over very long distances, with a PoE to USB adapter.
For the right embedded application, it's a fantastic potential solution. Running 5V (USB standard power) a long distance in walls with new cabling is not. So, just because you don't have a use for it, quit being a jerk and putting down the people who do.
Sure I do. I also realize it's a $499 slab-of-high-resolution-touchscreen-goodness with an established developer platform, an application market, and some real advantages over Android tablets (especially the ability to go full screen, which Android tablets do not have).You do realize an iPad is made to be mobile right?