Is the bottom connector on the iPad the same as the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by moviecouple, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. moviecouple macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    Just curious if the bottom connector on the iPad is the same as the one on the iPhone? Wanted to know if I can use my external power packs on the iPad for that time when I need a short recharge.
  2. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    yes tho i pretty sure like every other apple thing you need to buy a new one for it to work with the ipad.
  3. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Anyone know that ipad's battery size? I didn't see it in the specs on
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's the first bullet under Battery and Power...
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    The Steve said during his presentation that it used the Apple 30 pin connector to "tap into the whole existing ecosystem of accessories."

    I'll assume that means many will work without modification - presuming they'll accomodate the iPad's physical size. Things like audio/video cables, speaker docks, battery packs, etc. Though I wouldn't expect a little iPod battery pack to provide much juice for something of the iPad's size.
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    The iPad comes with a 10 watt AC>USB power adapter. The connector is the same, but you'll have to compare power specs on your power packs to know if they'll work.

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