Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more — to your HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.
It also outputs video content — movies, TV shows, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
What's in the Box?
- Lightning Digital AV Adapter
- Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.
Ratings & Reviews
Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI
I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
Check Ap I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
Check Apple Web site first! Do not miss the IPad (4th gen) tech spec ;)
" . . . Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter . . ." …
- Written by Valeri F from East Setauket
2052 of 2409 people found this useful
This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image wa This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image was poor.
It is excessively overpriced for what it is and performs poorly. This is an absolute insult from apple. …
- Written by Ben P from Ojo Sarco
1822 of 2268 people found this useful
Beware if you want to stream on demand!
I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. Be aware that none of these applications will work when connected via HDMI to a display. You will receive a notification that states the app does not support.
Possibly ignorance on my part, but to me, this was a big plus point of buying the adapter in the first place. I contacted 4od and received the below response when I asked why there was no support:
"Unfortunately the reason Airplay no longer works is that we don't have the rights to broadcast all our shows using Airplay, so this feature is not enabled."
Hope this helps. …
- Written by Gurminder P from Bristol
1247 of 1335 people found this useful
iOS 8.3 broke it
When are you going to fix this or announce a refund for this problem. I have been a faithful Apple customer since 198 Hi Apple,
When are you going to fix this or announce a refund for this problem. I have been a faithful Apple customer since 1984.
I'm a grad student that teaches a couple of classes a semester. Using Keynote or Powerpoint with an iPad Air was awesome, I didn't have to lug around a laptop anymore. But it was too good to last. I guess that would cut into your MacBook sales.
It's strange because it still works with my iPhone 5s, but it doesn't work with the iPad.
Let us know if we can return them for a refund. Or is a class-action lawsuit necessary? Or contacting the NY Times? Or Wall Street Journal?
Very Unhappy Customer (minus $50) …
- Written by Caio S from San Francisco
This never worked properly from the start. I had to fiddle with it to stop getting a message saying 'out of range'. It worked inte This never worked properly from the start. I had to fiddle with it to stop getting a message saying 'out of range'. It worked intermittently for a while before breaking altogether. Considering the astronomic cost, this is a very shoddy add on. Buyer beware. …
- Written by David M from Bath
Lightning Digital AV Adapter
despite all the average reviews I read here, i bought this cable anyway and I'm very happy with it. it just does exactly what i wa despite all the average reviews I read here, i bought this cable anyway and I'm very happy with it. it just does exactly what i wanted, mirroring my phone perfectly …
- Written by Louis V from Oakleigh East
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I see the HDMI plug but what is that second plug for?
- Asked by Robert R from Menifee
The other plug you see is another Lightning. You can use it to recharge your Iphone 5 while you are The other plug you see is another Lightning. You can use it to recharge your Iphone 5 while you are using the HDMI port.
- Answered by Carlo S from Miane
Can I use the lightning port on this device to connect another adapter? I want to use this for HDMI and also add a lightning to MIDI adapter.
- Asked by Daniel W from Raymore
How do I mitrror my iPad to tv through the av adapter
- Asked by John W
Can lightning adapter be used with Netflix
- Asked by Lesley K
Yes i use it and works great
- Answered by Juan V from Albuquerque
Can you switch the output to the TV to portrait? So rather than black bars you can match the iPhone rotation and rotate your TV?
- Asked by Emerson A from Washington
NO, I wish you could do this! I have spent tones of time, and hours of hacking a Raspberry Pi in ord NO, I wish you could do this! I have spent tones of time, and hours of hacking a Raspberry Pi in order to get this functionality to work and still its horrible.
All Apple has to do is allow the orientation of the apple TV to be changed to vertical and it will be freaking awesome!
if they add this simple feature then they will once again have change everything. people will be able to use apple TV as a signage device. or have vertical TVs as hanging picture frames in your home.
I can not believe they have not add this feature yet!
it is quite frustrating.
PLEASE APPLE ADD VERTICAL PORTRAIT ORIENTATION TO YOUR APPLE TVS! …
- Answered by Bryan A from Bakersfield