What was the mysterious $39 item [a.k.a. B82]?

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    bjmach macrumors 6502

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    Was that ever figured out? I didn't notice a new accessory in the keynote? Or was it the lower priced Ipad 2?
     
  2. nick7138 macrumors member

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    I think it was the new Digital AV Adapter to support 1080p output.
     
  3. bjmach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahh maybe I missed that
     
  4. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    What was the mysterious 39$ item?

    Remember the extra SKU added to the system? anyone have any idea what the new 39$ item was?
     
  5. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I think its some cable..
     
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    I don't think that's it. Right below that is the iPad 2 smart covers. They both came out at the same time.
     
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    No, because Apple updated the Smart Covers on the 24th of October last year (http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/24/apple-updates-ipad-2-smart-covers-with-more-vibrant-colors/).

    And also the iPhone 4S came out before it - so it is new and must be a slightly updated version of the cable!!

    Also notice how there are currently no questions or reviews of the product... somewhat unlikely if it was launched a year ago with the last iPad...
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    The product number is the same, MD098. And the order of the other new things is out of order. It goes:

    The new iPad
    AppleCare+ for iPad
    Apple TV
    Apple Digital AV Adapter
    iPad Smart Covers
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 4
    iPhone - AppleCare+
    iPod touch
    iPod nano
    OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive
    MacBook Air
    Mac mini
    Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch)

    When it should go:

    AppleCare+ for iPad
    The new iPad
    Apple TV
    iPad Smart Covers
    iPhone - AppleCare+
    iPhone 4S
    iPod nano
    iPod touch
    OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive
    MacBook Air
    Mac mini
    Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch)
    Apple Digital AV Adapter
    iPhone 4
     
  13. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I don't know if Im alone in this, but I always suspect that a few weeks before a keynote Apple plans to release more than they actually do and many times a big mystery item gets pulled last minute.

    Maybe I'm confusing my wish list with reality but my bet was that the AppleTV was going to support apps and Siri so it would be a special remote for the AppleTV, but they decided to hold off from graduating the ATV from "hobby" to full fledged iOS Family Member until they see if sales spike with the newest update and Mountain Lion Airplay. :D
     
  14. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    hmm didnt notice that, i wonder whats different?!
     
  15. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    if you search google for Apple Digital AV Adaptor and click the link to the apple store, you'll notice The page you're looking for can't be found.

    but the US store shows this page not found with the part number of MC953ZM/A in the URL whereas if you find the AV adapter on the store its part number in the URL is MD098, same thing with the UK store, page not found number is MC953ZM/A whereas if you find the item on the store, it's MD098ZM/A.
     
  16. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I have one from when the iPad 2 was launched, and now I'm concerned it magically won't work with the iPad 3rd gen.
     
  17. thefreeagent macrumors member

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    I think the cable has been updated to support 1080p HD....
     
  18. Intell macrumors P6

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    It has always been able to output 1080p when connected to an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S for video output.
     
  19. thefreeagent macrumors member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but when it was released for iPad 2, there wasn't an iOS device that supported 1080p...it's only been a factor since the iPhone 4S, and thus it wasn't updated to support the newer iDevices until now.
     
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    The iPad 2 when running iOS 5 can sync and playback 1080p content either on screen or via the Digital AV adapter.
     
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    I'm glad I stumbled across this thread as this has really been bugging me:

    What is so special about the new Digital AV Adapter? Anyone?

    Adam
     
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    Nothing, it's the same one that came out in early 2011.
     
  23. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Yup. Steve Jobs even mentioned that it supports 1080p when he announced the adapter.
     
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    I believe it better handles scaling of the iPad's resolution, which is likely so it can better handle the Retina Display.
     
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