What is the point of buying Lighting to Micro USB Adapter/SD Card Camera Reader?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, given that files can be shared wirelessly and iOS devices have a camera, what is the point of buying the following cables for iOS devices?

    Lighting to Micro USB Adapter
    Lighting to SD Card Camera Reader
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    Pretty obvious really, transferring files from other devices which don't connect wirelessly to your iOS device.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. I read a post from a user saying that with the Lighting to Micro USB Adapter, he felt that his iPhone charged faster. Is this possible?
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    'Felt that' is entirely subjective. If the micro USB cable was connected to a higher wattage adapter, that may have made the difference.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    To transfer your images from a camera to your iPad or iPhone
     
  6. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    iOS cameras make a lot of compromises for the convenience of being part of your device, but for people going to the trouble of using a camera, these adaptors are one way of transferring files to the device for editing or uploading.
     

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