Lightning Adapter - iPod/Video Out?? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by swwesq, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. swwesq macrumors newbie

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    As everyone knows Apple's website says their new "lighting" adapter will not support video or ipod out? So what is the point? Are all stereo's, cars, and speakers systems that use the Apple 30pin connector not going to work on the Iphone 5 even with the stupid $29 adapter?

    This can't possibly be true can it? Otherwise the adapter does nothing but allow charging from an old cable.

    Please say it ain't so!!!!! I have 2 bose systems with Ipod connectors and 3 cars all with ipod connectors, will I not be able to listen to music any in of my cars or on my $500 bose stereo's if I upgrade?

    Please someone say it ain't so!!
     
  2. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    Sure you will be able to with a 3.5mm male-to-male cable plugged in as well.
    It won't be pretty; but they had to get rid of that ****** connector sometime.
     
  3. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure third-party vendors will make cheaper versions of the adapter, so don't worry =).
     
  4. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Good thing Radio's exist.
     
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  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I made sure my car has iPod integration and they do this...*sigh*. Steering wheel controls will be worthless
     
  7. swwesq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't care about the price of the connector!! I would pay $100 bucks a piece if I could continue to listen to tunes off my phone. I have 27 Iphones in my lawfirm, if this is true I may dump Apple and AT&T over this BS.
     
  8. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    Your expensive stereo doesn't have Bluetooth or an axillary input jack???
     
  9. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Where does it say it doesn't support audio or video? I love having only one cable going to my phone in the car. If this is true, bad decision by Apple IMHO.
     
  10. swwesq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All of my cars have ipod integration, they are all 2013's. No aux in, just Ipod in.
     
  11. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    Looks like you got raped by your auto-maker's horrible decision.
    My wife's hyundai even has aux in and Bluetooth.... My Mitsubishi from 2001 has aux in.

    Any 2013 without Bluetooth is blasphemy!

    Consider aftermarket head units?
     
  12. petethepanda macrumors member

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    My car has an aux in I could use but losing the ability to control the music app from the stereo / steering wheel is pretty huge.
     
  13. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    Why would they make an adapter but not support audio and video out? This seems pretty dumb to me.
     
  14. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

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    This definitely sounds like a horrible idea to me.

    iPod dock out > headphone out.
     
  15. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    If your car has USB, it will still work with the new connector.

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    To support all the old charging systems.
     
  16. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that "iPod out not supported" meant no audio out, but that may not be the case. If you look at the pictures that Engadget took of the keynote, Apple showed the adapter working with a car audio kit:

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    Also, I talked to a Apple rep on chat that was "pretty sure" that the adapter would allow audio out. If you think about it, it would almost have to allow audio or every one of the millions and millions of speaker docks out there wouldn't work with the iPhone 5.
     
  17. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    The solution is simple: Don't upgrade to the iPhone 5.
     
  18. robopath macrumors regular

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    Looking at that picture, I would think that audio HAS to work. My fear is video though. So this means you can no longer connect a phone to a TV without an apple tv (or until they make some super expensive cable). Does anyone know if the sling app supports airplay? I use my phone to watch cable stations on a TV while tailgating. And football season is just getting going...
     
  19. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, this may be my solution. I was so looking forward to preordering, but not being able to hook my iPhone up to my car is a deal breaker for me. How could have Apple been this dumb to overlook this? Bluetooth is not an option (poor quality) and no car made in the last 5 years have a 3.5 mm aux in jack.
     
  20. killerrobot, Sep 12, 2012
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  21. ENT3R5ANDMAN macrumors newbie

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    Could you not just use your new lightning USB cord to plug into your car stereo?
     
  22. ycoidi2000 macrumors member

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    I won't jump to conclusions until I hear more about the adapter's capability...

    But...

    I often connect my iPhone to my 2005 Honda Pilot's aux video input (through a lovely $50 Apple composite cable) so that my kids can watch streaming Netflix videos on our long drives (on the built in video screen). I wonder if this will still be possible with an iPhone 5+adapter.
     
  23. b_scott macrumors 6502a

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    so don't buy it. :confused: or keep a large ipod classic in your car.
     
  24. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you could, IF your car has a USB port (like my Honda Fit does). Some cars with iPod connectivity just come with a 30-pin connector attached directly to the stereo and there's no way to switch it out.
     
  25. robopath macrumors regular

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    In your case I would think that you can buy a new component cable from apple, still not a great solution. I do the same thing, except I had the install place put a ipod/iphone cable directly into my player (alpine). I'm guessing that I am out of luck, but I would love to be wrong.
     

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