what is lighting connector

  • Asked by Vicki H from Fort Bragg
  • Jan 25, 2013
Bose SoundDock® Series III Digital Music System (with Lightning Connector)

Bose SoundDock® Series III Digital Music System (with Lightning Connector)

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    Lightening connector is the new charger for the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch 5, and the iPad 4. It connects to the bottom of the device, like the old one, but this one is smaller and charges at a much faster rate. Also, It doesn't matter which side it faces as you connect it to the device.

    I have all 3 of theses devices and I love the lightening charger. After I got the iTouch 5, I upgraded the iPad and the iPhone just for the lightening connector.

    • Answered by Marisol F from San Francisco
    • Feb 6, 2013
  • Lightning is an external connector / interface on iPad4 : used for usb, av hdmi, vga and also docking and charging.
    Related / similar interfaces are the Thunderbolt video connector for Minimacs and notebook ccomputers.

    • Answered by Roger B from Lakeside
    • Jun 8, 2014