Getting Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Sep 14, 2012.


What are you getting?

  1. Apple 30-pin adapter $29

    3 vote(s)
  2. Apple 30-pin cable adapter/extension $39

    2 vote(s)
  3. 3rd party/knockoff 30-pin adapter

    2 vote(s)
  4. 3rd party/knockoff 30-pin cable

    1 vote(s)
  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    I think the lightning to 30-pin cable will be better in the grand scheme, wont put as much stress on that port or have to rely on having it stand up off a flimsier base than the 30-pin for dock speakers and such.

    But going to wait until the knockoffs prevail for <$10 or so.

    I'd imagine Monoprice is gonna make or sell them relatively soon as well, my for-any-type-of-cable depot. Got a 10' 30-pin cable which is nice for charging iPad while in bed and too far from an outlet.

    So which is it?

    I ended up getting the camera connection kit for my jailbroken iPad, to feed it SD cards, but got it refurbished from best buy and used a bunch of accumulated RewardZone dollars at Best Buy. it was like $5 after all that. Maybe I'll do that too for this, but I'm thinking it might be a while before refurbished surface.
  2. minneola24 macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Only the Lightning-to-USB cable is in the box based on all the documentation. The Lightning-to-30pin adapter appears to have been a mistake in the "additional accessories" part of the order.
  4. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    That was an error/typo. Don't get your hopes up.
  5. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Getting the extension cable because my car's original iPhone cable is too short anyway - :cool:
    $39 - :mad:
  6. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007

    $39 for something like that is just


    Like paying tax on the full price even if using a full-subsidy upgrade in CA and RI.

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