iPad lightning to "old" adaptor for charging?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Italianblend, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011

    I have an ipad 3 (I think it was called the "new" ipad before the current one came out).

    Anyway, it still has the old connector. I have a 4S and charge both with the same cord. It's just more convenient that way. When I get the 5S, are there any adapters I can buy that will allow me to still charge both with the same cord?

  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    I guess my question is why? The charger you have for your iPad 3 is nothing more than a 10W USB charger with a USB to 30 pin cable. The iPhone 5S will come with a smaller 5W USB charger with a USB to Lightning cable. Just pull the USB to 30 pin cable out of the iPad's charger and put the USB to Lightning cable in. That is basically your "converter" you are looking for.
  3. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    You can buy the Lightning to 30 pin adapter from Apple, but why spend money unnecessarily. Just change out cables with the one that comes with your new phone. Just as easy as having to use an adapter.

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