iPod touch What is the lightning to 30 pin adapter used for ?

Rad-o

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I am realy confused ! Does it mean that i need an adapter to connect it to my computer so that it will sync ? And the cable that comes with the ipod touch 5 cant sync ?

Can i connect the lightning to a wall charger that i use to charge my ipod 4 ?
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tdhurst

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Uhhh...

No, it's so you can connect your older, dock-connector accessories to the iPhone 5.

Cables, docks, iHomes, car stereos, etc.

iPhone 5 comes with a lightning to usb cable and a wall power adapter.

No, why would you need a lightning cord for your iPod 4?
 

MicroByte

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I am realy confused ! Does it mean that i need an adapter to connect it to my computer so that it will sync ? And the cable that comes with the ipod touch 5 cant sync ?

Can i connect the lightning to a wall charger that i use to charge my ipod 4 ?
:/
The new Lightning connector is a new connector type for the new iPod Touch 5 as well as iPhone 5.

The old, wide connectors will not be used with the new iPod Touch without an adapter. The iPod Touch 5 will come with a lightning cable which you will use to charge as well as sync the device to a computer with.

Here are shots of the old vs new connector type so you see the difference.

Old Wide Connector


Lightning Connector
 

Rad-o

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No, it's so you can connect your older, dock-connector accessories to the iPhone 5.

Cables, docks, iHomes, car stereos, etc.

iPhone 5 comes with a lightning to usb cable and a wall power adapter.

No, why would you need a lightning cord for your iPod 4?
You got me wrong . I have a wall charger . So can i connect the lightning to it and charge the ipod 5 ?

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The new Lightning connector is a new connector type for the new iPod Touch 5 as well as iPhone 5.

The old, wide connectors will not be used with the new iPod Touch without an adapter. The iPod Touch 5 will come with a lightning cable which you will use to charge as well as sync the device to a computer with.

Here are shots of the old vs new connector type so you see the difference.

Old Wide Connector
Image

Lightning Connector
Image
So the adapter is needed for people who want to use the old cable instead of the lightning ?
 

Luckybobby

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I think the other guys summed it up pretty well, but if you still don't get it.
The lightning cord is pretty much the same thing, the only thing different is the part that plugs into your iPod :)
That means the adapter is for people who want to use the old cord.
 

tdhurst

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Yes!

Yes, the adapter is for people that want to be able to use the old-style cable (and the many things based on that connection) instead of having to buy all new stuff.

Yes, previous iPod chargers work just fine with the lightning cord. Save for the different plug in on the phone itself, it essentially works the same way.

I charged my wife's iPhone 5 with a lightning cable (new) and my iPhone 4S charger (old, obviously) just last night.

We're buying an adapter so we can use all of our old cords, too.
 

Rad-o

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Now i get it . Thanks guys ! I thought the adapter is needed to do some things the lightning cant :p
 
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