iPhone 5/c/s Case that converts Lightning to 30 pin Port

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by kumquat, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. kumquat macrumors regular

    kumquat

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    Does this exist? Is anyone in the process of developing something of this nature? Is it possible to make one of the 8 pins do analog video out? Almost all Apple accessories with a dock connector are for the 30-pin port and the 8 to 30 pin adapters do not provide reliable or full functionality. Even the Apple 8 pin to HDMI adapter only sends out 720 p and does so with severe artifacting. I don't understand why nothing seems to exist to remedy the severely reduced functionality of the Lightning connector.
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    It would require a D/A converter -- not just a cable or adapter.

    What exactly do you need? What analog video requirements do you have where the source needs to be at a resolution higher than 720p?
     
  3. kumquat thread starter macrumors regular

    kumquat

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    Can you, please, explain this to me?
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    The lightning doesn't have an analog audio output so if you wanted 100% compatibility with all 30-pin accessories you would need a converter built-in to convert the digital audio to analog.
    Of course if you didn't care about analog audio you wouldn't need it.
    I think almost any stereo that has USB support already supports digital audio.
     
  5. kumquat thread starter macrumors regular

    kumquat

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    But theoretically it actually would be possible for someone to restore that iPod out analog functionality with a converter added to the adapter?
     

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