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  • iPad 2 Supports HDMI via Adapter, Also Works with iPhone 4


    Apple currently only has one product that includes an HDMI port and that is the Mac mini. With today’s announcement of the iPad 2, however, Apple is finally bringing HDMI to iOS by way of an adapter. This is great news for anyone who’s ever wanted to watch a movie or do a presentation on a larger screen.

    Using Apple’s Digital AV Adapter with an iPad 2, you can now watch movies on your HDTV in all their high definition glory. The iPad 2 now supports video mirroring so everything you do can be shown on an HDTV or HD projector. This will be great for teachers in the classroom and for people who give presentations. The iPad 2 also supports full 1080p so videos will look great wherever you display them.

    The new Digital AV Adapter plugs into the iPad’s 30-pin connector at one end and at the other end it has an HDMI port and another 30-pin connector. This gives you the freedom to charge your iPad while using it. This is a great feature to have because no one wants to run out of power mid-way through a presentation. The Digital AV Adapter is also compatible with the iPhone 4 and the fourth generation iPod Touch. It’s currently unclear if the iPhone and iPod Touch will support video mirroring, but you will be able to output video nonetheless.

    Many were hoping that Apple would include a dedicated HDMI port with the iPad 2. Apple may not have included it on the latest model, but they did manage to incorporate it in another way that will work for most people. With so much focus on the size and weight of the iPad 2, it makes sense that Apple would not include a built-in HDMI port, instead opting for the cable rout. If you have an Apple TV this may not be such a big deal to you, but if you ever have to give a presentation, then the Digital AV cable might be a real lifesaver.



    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Supports HDMI via Adapter, Also Works with iPhone 4 started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Looks like I can use Skype and Facetime on my TV now with my iPhone stand
      I see why not,, it worked on a JB iPhone 4,, (displayout) yup...
    1. steve-savalas's Avatar
      steve-savalas -
      Quote Originally Posted by goonerm3 View Post
      This is probably what will end up happening but I think the jb community will come up with a way to re-enable AV output (hopefully).
      Fingers crossed! TVout2 does a great job on my iPhone4. I think maybe CHSTRIKER11 has realised that you can't take what Apple says as gospel. When they say you can mirror 'all' apps, they probably mean 'Apples apps' - in the same way that using Apples AV cable allows you to view 'all' content on your TV meant you could only view purchased iTunes content :-(
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      I have not seen anywhere if this new cable works for the original iPad? Anyone out there know!!
      Almost positive they said yes it will work on the first ipad as well as iphone 4 and ipod touch 4 . All others I am not sure .

      The thing I want to know is if the HDMI Dongle is going to be something that will work on every IOS update or just the current one at that time ? I have an older composite out cable that stopped working after the 2.2.1 update . I believe these dongles have chips in them that cannot be reprogrammed to work on the on any given IOS . Please someone correct me if I am wrong .
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      These is great. Ive been wantin and hdmi output for my iPad
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I cant wait to try this out
    1. chstriker11's Avatar
      chstriker11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-savalas View Post
      Fingers crossed! TVout2 does a great job on my iPhone4. I think maybe CHSTRIKER11 has realised that you can't take what Apple says as gospel. When they say you can mirror 'all' apps, they probably mean 'Apples apps' - in the same way that using Apples AV cable allows you to view 'all' content on your TV meant you could only view purchased iTunes content :-(
      i don't take it for gospel, but apple has made hardware mods that are unable to be worked around by apps.. maybe you are the one who is naive here.. maybe Apple does mean ALL apps with no way around it.. out of curiosity, would you know how to disable this feature on an app you have created? (if you have created one) i doubt it.. truth is, nobody knows how to, or even if you can disable the mirror video out.. don't call me naive just because u have a theory (and a very weak theory at that) about an Apple hardware implementation.. your argument = far from valid....
    1. steve-savalas's Avatar
      steve-savalas -
      Quote Originally Posted by chstriker11 View Post
      i don't take it for gospel, but apple has made hardware mods that are unable to be worked around by apps.. maybe you are the one who is naive here.. maybe Apple does mean ALL apps with no way around it.. out of curiosity, would you know how to disable this feature on an app you have created? (if you have created one) i doubt it.. truth is, nobody knows how to, or even if you can disable the mirror video out.. don't call me naive just because u have a theory (and a very weak theory at that) about an Apple hardware implementation.. your argument = far from valid....
      Hey chstriker - read it & weep:
      ----------
      HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***
      View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display
      ----------
      Notice the part that states: AND ENABLED THIRD-PARTY APPS - The word 'enabled' kind of proves my theory, so next time you jump in on a post with both feet have a little think to yourself first. Don't you feel just a little naive (and stupid)!? :-)
    1. chstriker11's Avatar
      chstriker11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-savalas View Post
      Hey chstriker - read it & weep:
      ----------
      HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***
      View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display
      ----------
      Notice the part that states: AND ENABLED THIRD-PARTY APPS - The word 'enabled' kind of proves my theory, so next time you jump in on a post with both feet have a little think to yourself first. Don't you feel just a little naive (and stupid)!? :-)
      Actually not in the least. Did you have that information when u made your ridiculous claim either? No. You did research to find that out. My claim wasn't farfetched. You had no clue until you searched for it. I dont feel naive or stupid. Nor should I. It's not like apple didn't do something like that before. With the information available at the time, I made my guess at it. No need for you to be a pompous ***** about it just because of a missed feature. IMO of course.
    1. steve-savalas's Avatar
      steve-savalas -
      Quote Originally Posted by chstriker11 View Post
      Actually not in the least. Did you have that information when u made your ridiculous claim either? No. You did research to find that out. My claim wasn't farfetched. You had no clue until you searched for it. I dont feel naive or stupid. Nor should I. It's not like apple didn't do something like that before. With the information available at the time, I made my guess at it. No need for you to be a pompous ***** about it just because of a missed feature. IMO of course.
      Jees chstriker, you make me laugh! You still insist I made a 'ridiculous claim' when I simply offered my opinion that I found it hard to believe that an ipad or iPhone would 'mirror all apps' - I expected some intelligent banter but instead you jump in with things like
      'your statement = completely inaccurate'
      and:
      'revisit the keynote, then post'....
      Well, my 'statement' was simply my opinion, therefore it can't possibly be inaccurate, because it's MY opinion. I suspected that apps would have the option to block video output and even gave you a scenario in which it would happen - but you persist with your 'Steve Jobs states clearly this will completely mirror any app'. Well, it won't.
      My opinion was proved to be true. Apple can't force all apps to allow video output, nor would they try.
      Yes, you made your claim with the information you had at the time, fair enough, offer your opinion like I did, but don't go rubbishing my opinion like you did. Especially when I was proved right.
      You were wrong. Deal with it.
    1. mytran80's Avatar
      mytran80 -
      hey guys i just bought this for my orginal ipad so i hope this answers your question about using it on the original ipad , it works great with youtube , netflix and even safari when i was playing videos from the abc site ,with this ,it is pointless to have an apple tv 2 ,well for me atleast.