Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad or iPhone 4S screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more — on your VGA-equipped TV, display, projector, or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD. Video mirroring is supported on iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4S.
Watch slideshows and video on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) to a television, projector, or other VGA-compatible display. Video out supports up to 1080p for iPad 2 or later and iPhone 4S, and up to 720p for iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (4th generation). Movies play at up to 720p.
The Apple VGA Adapter connects to your iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad Dock, or Universal Dock via the dock connector and to your projector or display using the VGA adapter.
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Ratings & Reviews
Unaware of limitations before purchasing
I teach high school and thought the vga iPad dock connector would allow me to project everything I see while using the iPad, but a I teach high school and thought the vga iPad dock connector would allow me to project everything I see while using the iPad, but alas there are severe limitations to which applications will show on the classroom LCD projector.
I wish I had known this before purchasing the connector. The Apple Store description says the connector will display slideshows and movies, but I didn't realize that was it... …
- Written by Leslie L from Keene
9379 of 10391 people found this useful
Sending mine back because it doesn't enable mirroring.
Once again I get suckered into buying an overpriced iPhone or iPad AV connector because Apple cleverly omits the fact that it only Once again I get suckered into buying an overpriced iPhone or iPad AV connector because Apple cleverly omits the fact that it only works with certain apps. Don't they realize that people buy these accessories mostly to do demos of apps, or to mirror whatever's on their device's screen? This basic scenario does not work with this adapter. I found that it only works when playing video, or if you're a developer and you write special code in your app to support an external screen. So buyer beware... …
- Written by Todd O from Draper
7110 of 7851 people found this useful
Limited to certain apps and even movies that were purchased through the iTunes store are blocked from displaying. Apple should be Limited to certain apps and even movies that were purchased through the iTunes store are blocked from displaying. Apple should be more specific about this! …
- Written by ELIAS M from Miami
5870 of 6448 people found this useful
Past bad reviews are missing the mark!
There has been a lot of negative reviews about this VGA adaptor, saying it can't be used to mirror iphone or ipad screens, not so! There has been a lot of negative reviews about this VGA adaptor, saying it can't be used to mirror iphone or ipad screens, not so! It works just fine with iphone4S and 2nd gen Ipad. does eveything it is supposed to. I hooked it up to a monitor with external speakers and plugged in the VGA cable and adaptor and plugged in the speakers to the earphone jack on my Iphone and it worked beautifully! Don't let the negative reviews deter you. It might not work on older equipment, but IPhone 4s or newer it works just as you would expect! …
- Written by Stephen H from Ottawa
1 of 2 people found this useful
30 pin VGA adaptor
the adaptor is not worth the money because it does not work.
- Written by Ronald S from Roscoe
3 of 3 people found this useful
Doesn't work with new iOS 7 as before
This product doesn't work anymore with Netflix app on iOS7. This is what I bought it for. Sadly the product had on Buyer Beware.
This product doesn't work anymore with Netflix app on iOS7. This is what I bought it for. Sadly the product had once worked wonderfully with all these and the rest of the apps on my ipad and iphone before I updated the iOS to 7. In fact, I loved it before updating the OS to 7 since it essentially did what it was advertised to do...mirror my video on either my ipad or iphone 4 onto my TV or projector connected to VGA. It no longer does as advertised now that I upgraded to iOS7. For everyone's information and clarity, my wife still has iOS 6 on her phone and this connector works perfectly with Netflix and other apps for her. I, however, upgraded my ipad and iphone to iOS 7 and it no longer works with Netflix on those devices that were upgraded.
Shame on you Apple for selling a connector that YOU designed and sold that doesn't work as advertised with an upgrade to the iOS YOU also designed.
For those thinking this is a Netflix app issue. My wife's iphone with iOS6 is running the same Netflix app version as my iphone with iOS7....and as I wrote, her's works with Netflix and mine doesn't.
In addition, how can Apple support Netflix when someone is connected with Apple TV, but not when using this connector? I suppose this is a way for Apple to try to pry an additional $60-$70 bucks from me for the Apple TV device.
Again....shame on you Apple. I'm getting really sick of your greed. …
- Written by Jeremiah G P from South Deerfield
15 of 17 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
how do you connect the iPad to a TV to watch movies?
- Asked by Raymond C from Weston
- Apr 28, 2010
You can do it three ways...
1. S-Video/Composite cable from apple
2. VGA Cable from Apple
3. Wire You can do it three ways...
1. S-Video/Composite cable from apple
2. VGA Cable from Apple
3. Wireless to Apple TV …
- Answered by Tripp Y from Bluffton
- Nov 30, 2010
Latest version of Netflix (since around Aug/Sep 2013) is either bugged or more likely they removed s Latest version of Netflix (since around Aug/Sep 2013) is either bugged or more likely they removed support for VGA so this is no longer a working solution. …
- Answered by Ian M
- Dec 16, 2013
what is the difference between vga adapter and the av cable
- Asked by Antoni M from Perth
- Jan 6, 2011
The Apple VGA Adapter is designed to connect your iPad to a monitor, TV or projector using a VGA cab The Apple VGA Adapter is designed to connect your iPad to a monitor, TV or projector using a VGA cable. This is an older type of connection but still common on many projectors sold today. A VGA connection can only carry a video signal. Another limitation of VGA is its lack of support for HDCP - 'High Definition Copy Protection' - which prevents the playback of some movies (for example movies rented or purchased from the iTunes store) on an external display.
The Apple Digital AV Adapter allows you to connect you iPad to a monitor, TV, projector or home theatre system using an HDMI cable. HMDI carries both a video and audio signal, and supports HDCP, making it ideal for playback of rented or purchased movies from the iTunes store. This adapter also includes a 30-pin dock connector to which you can connect a USB charging cable, allowing you to charge your iPad at the same time as using the adapter. …
- Answered by Chris L
- Apr 22, 2012
a dongle is a connector for the ipad to connect to for example a starboard.
has nothing to do with a dongle is a connector for the ipad to connect to for example a starboard.
has nothing to do with wifi. …
- Answered by Selma W from Spring
- Feb 18, 2014
Can I connect my Apple 30-pin Digital AV Adapter to a VGA monitor using a HDMI to VGA connector?
- Asked by Ramiro S from San Antonio
- Mar 6, 2013
Yes, but it will be expensive and the quality will be pretty low. Just buy the 30pin to vga adapter. Yes, but it will be expensive and the quality will be pretty low. Just buy the 30pin to vga adapter. If possible look at an Apple TV to wirelessly stream your screen mirror to TV. Use an Hdmi to vga adapter on the Apple TV. …
- Answered by Evan S from Shelby Township
- Jan 31, 2014
I would like to get Netfix what cable do I need to watch it on my TV from my Ipad air.
- Asked by Cindy F from Waskada
- Jan 2, 2014