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Four New Lightning Adapters, Higher-Power iPad Power Adapter Coming Today

9to5Mac has received part numbers, descriptions, and pricing on six new accessories coming later today. The group includes four new Lightning adapters: the previously promised HDMI and VGA adapters as well as Lightning versions of the SD card and USB camera adapters.


Also included in the list is a new 12-watt USB power adapter, which appears to be a higher-power version of the 10-watt adapter sold separately for charging iPads. The higher wattage is likely being rolled out to help speed up charging times that have increased significantly with the massive 42.5 watt-hour battery in the third-generation iPad.

Finally, Apple will be launching a new 60-watt MagSafe 2 power adapter, which is undoubtedly for the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the latest MacBook Air were the first machines to move to the thinner MagSafe 2 design earlier this year, but they use 85-watt and 45-watt adapters respectively. The 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro uses a 60-watt adapter with the original MagSafe connector, so this new adapter will add a MagSafe 2 compatible adapter at that wattage to the lineup.

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25 months ago
Rating: 18 Votes
25 months ago
My wife likes the large adapter. I keep telling her size doesn't matter and the smaller one performs better, but still, she doesn't seem to get as much enjoyment unless the adapter is huge. Not sure, why, that is...
Rating: 9 Votes
25 months ago
Those prices are a little intense...
Rating: 5 Votes
25 months ago

WTF?!? VGA legacy port should have been dropped 5 years ago.


Like you said, 'should'. My school uses VGA projectors, so an adaptor is a must as I often use my iPad for presentations.

No chance of them making the move to HDMI projectors anytime soon.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
i need the iPad charger, its crazy how long it takes to charge right now
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago
Does the A in Apple stand for adapter? They make more adapters than they do devices.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

*This* is why Apple will be updating the standard iPad to the lightning port today. Accessories that work on both the small and standard iPad and simply for consistency across their products.


Why do people like to forget that Apple still sells the iPhone 4, 4s, and iPod Touch 4th?
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
Lightning Camera Kit won't matter as it will probably be rendered all but useless by an Apple software update in the not-so-distant future making it a complete and total waste of time and money.

Not that I'm bitter or anything. :cool:

"The connected USB device requires too much power." :mad::mad::mad:
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

Does using the latest dock connected iphone with the 10 watt Pad charger charge faster than the 5 watt included adapter?


My 4S charges MUCH faster with an iPad adapter. Actually, I use it to charge my Mophie battery case and it charges much faster via the iPad adapter. I would image the iPhone 5 would see the same benefit.
Rating: 1 Votes
25 months ago

WTF?!? VGA adaptor costs twice as much as before? :(


I noticed that. Same with the camera kit. Which makes me hope that those numbers aren't US dollars and that's why it looks jacked up. I mean I love my camera kit but it's not worth $60 even with lightning

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In a few months when everything is no longer using the Dock Connector we'll stop talking about it and enjoy the tiny little Lighting connector that I love so far.


That will only be true if they stop selling the iphone 4/4s etc. Until those items are out of the market and are beyond all legal support requirements in all areas, we'll still have the 30 pin stuff around.
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