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
1095 of 1300 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
958 of 1213 people found this useful
Works well with the iPad (4th generation) and iPhone 5
Works well at mirroring iPad 4th generation and iPhone 5 via HDMI cable. Tried it with photos and video and worked well.
- Written by Michael G from El Dorado Hills
497 of 617 people found this useful
Does NOT connect iPhone 5 to HDMI!
Wish i could give zero stars! Don't waste your time or money if you are looking to use this to connect your iPhone 5 to your HDTV! Wish i could give zero stars! Don't waste your time or money if you are looking to use this to connect your iPhone 5 to your HDTV! Tried all settings, multiple HDMI cords, rebooting iPhone... No luck! Will be returning worthless, OVERPRICED connector to best buy tomorrow! …
- Written by Kristin N from Ramona
1 of 2 people found this useful
Airplay Audio broken by iOS 7?
A quick search of the Apple forums will lead you to conclude that iOS 7 has stopped this accessory from functioning as expected. P A quick search of the Apple forums will lead you to conclude that iOS 7 has stopped this accessory from functioning as expected. Previously (and also with the 30 pin connector) it was of course possible to plug HDMI in for video and stream audio to an Airplay speaker. You'd have the "Content is playing on the TV" blank screen on your device, your moving image up on the screen, and the audio coming out of your Airplay speakers.
Now, however, I find that when you try this, the video freezes on the projected screen, and will play only on the device itself (while the audio plays out of the Airplay speaker).
Alternatively, you can watch your video up on the screen… but in complete silence! Way to go, Apple! …
- Written by Giles C from Abergavenny
Good product but pricey & satisfaction depends on a few factors
All the questions I had were not answered in one place for this product, so here is my summary from reviews, my local Apple store All the questions I had were not answered in one place for this product, so here is my summary from reviews, my local Apple store and my first experience with it.
I bought this adapter for use with my iPad Air. It was a success with minor caveats. Overall I was satisfied because the video apps I wanted to display worked and were shown at 1080p resolution I expected. Your results may vary.
HDMI cable: It does not come with one. Have a spare one ready.
Resolution. You will get 1080p with an iPad Air only, 720p with earlier iPad models.
Premium video services: Some allow HDTV display, some do not. Do not blame your iPad or this adapter. You can watch all video apps on your iPad, BUT each video app decides HDTV display support individually. Apparently the iPad and the apps know when you are connected to a TV, just like a laptop knows with a projector for proper presentation formatting. HBO GO supports displaying on an HDTV connected with the adapter, but Amazon Instant Prime and Showtime Anytime do not. According to other reports I read, Netflix also works (but I don’t have it and could not test it).
Non-premium video apps: All I tested worked well, including movies downloaded to my iPad Air and YouTube.
Video quality: I had 1080p resolution with all video with my iPad Air. There was slight video noise with HBO Go on one of my Samsung HDTVs, but none on my second one.
Non-video apps: All non-video apps I tried displayed fine with 1080p clarity and no video noise.
So in summary, your satisfaction will depend on which apps you want to display on your HDTV, at what resolution and with the high price charged for this adapter. …
- Written by Michael S from Kendall Park
17 of 17 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the Lightning digital AV adapter work with my smart board at school with an iPad mini or other earlier iPads?
- Asked by Janet M from Madeira
- Dec 2, 2013
Unless your devices have a lightning connector as the iPad mini for example doe's you won't be able Unless your devices have a lightning connector as the iPad mini for example doe's you won't be able to use this with earlier model iPads. You may be able to solve this challenge by also buying the Lightning to 30‑pin Adapter.
Use this ultracompact adapter for iPad accessories that depend on the 30-pin connector. …
- Answered by Michael F from Spokane Valley
- Dec 6, 2013
Will the Lighting Digital AV Adapter work with the SKY GO APP on the iPhone5s?.
- Asked by Lucy B
- Nov 7, 2013
No unfortunately it does not work with sky go.
- Answered by David L
- Nov 12, 2013
with the Lightning Digital AV cable, can ipod mirror on a projector with MINI HDMI
- Asked by Daniel B from Toronto
- Nov 23, 2013
No answers yet
Is the iPad Air Smart Case compatible with the Lightning AV Adapter?
- Asked by Timothy K T from Northridge
- Nov 1, 2013
I need to make this longer -- how can I extend the cord length from 20cm?
- Asked by Douglas R from New York
- Jan 10, 2013
Could I mirror what is on my iPad to a screen with this, then also connect more accessories with the extra lightning port?
- Asked by Michael W from Vancouver
- May 22, 2013