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iPad mini Is there a difference in the charger between the ipad mini and the iphone 5?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 23, 2012
They both look exactly the same, my pantech element android tablet charges up faster than my mimi so I thought maybe I used the iphone charger by accident..

Is there a difference? both say 5v


macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
Sol III - Terra
as stated, same wires different voltage cubes, they both charge both devices but the ipad cube will charge the ipad quicker
Actually, iPods, iPads and iPhones all charge using the same voltage. What is different between the chargers is how many watts you can draw from it.

Also, the 12w iPad charger is not a cube. It looks rather different from the charger that comes with the iPhone and iPad mini.
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