14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2010 6:32 PM by Snorkeler
life is random Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
Will you be able to use the SD version of the iPad camera connection kit with the iPhone 4 to transfer photos to the iPhone?

TIA

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  • 1. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    There was no mention of this with the iPhone 4 announcement.

    Everything that has been announced to date regarding the iPhone 4 is available here.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/
  • 2. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)
    life is random wrote:
    Will you be able to use the SD version of the iPad camera connection kit with the iPhone 4 to transfer photos to the iPhone?

    TIA


    The iPhone does not have an SD card slot, so how exactly do you propose using the iPad camera connection kit?
  • 3. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    sirfaba Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
    life is random wrote:
    Will you be able to use the SD version of the iPad camera connection kit with the iPhone 4 to transfer photos to the iPhone?


    It's hard to tell at this point. They haven't said anything about it working or not working.

    diesel vdub wrote:
    The iPhone does not have an SD card slot, so how exactly do you propose using the iPad camera connection kit?


    The Camera Connection Kit has a SD card slot. It plugs in to the 30-pin connector. SD>30-pin




    Ben
  • 4. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    Ugh...iPhone3G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I hope so, one of the first things I'm going to test.
  • 5. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)
    The iPhone does not have an SD card slot, so how exactly do you propose using the iPad camera connection kit?


    The iPad Camera Connection Kit provides an SD slot to the iPad via the dock connector so that you can insert SD cards for transferring photos.

    You can read all about it on apple.com
  • 6. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    life is random Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
    Check out "Accessories" listed under the "Tech Specs" folder for the iPhone 4. The Camera Connection Kit is not shown so I'm going to assume at this point that it is incompatible. Drats!! Maybe down the road...
  • 7. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    life is random Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
    Hold the phone!

    iPhone 4 also appears able to support the iPad's camera connection kit, although this isn't expressly stated by Apple. The new phone specifications add support for MJPEG video compression, a very inefficient format primarily used by point-and-shoot cameras that take video and capture it as AVI files. Support for the codec is only useful for syncing with camera devices; other similarities between iPhone 4 and iPad (such as VGA out support) suggest that the camera adapter should work with the new phone as well.

    www.appleinsider.com
  • 8. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    (Bob) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can anyone test this today? I have phone but no kit.
  • 9. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    Ugh...iPhone3G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Nope, doesn't work. Connected my SD card adapter using my Canon S90 SD card and it just pops up, 'unsupported accessory'. Then tried the USB adapter and got the same message.
  • 10. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    (Bob) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for testing! It is disappointing though.
  • 11. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    (Bob) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Any chance you'll try the camera kit with a usb keyboard?

    I read that on the iPad people were getting "unsupported device" messages but keyboards and mics were working anyway.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11696643&#11696643

    Just interested to know if there is any upstream potential there. Then again, power might be an issue.
  • 12. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    Ugh...iPhone3G Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Hi Bob,

    Just tried hooking up my USB Apple Keyboard w/number pad… no luck either. I don't have a PC USB keyboard or USB mouse around. I then tried plugging the USB adapter in by itself with nothing plugged in it and got the same 'unsupported accessory' message. It does seem to me too that it's a power issue. Looks like we're out of luck here. Here's to hoping there will be an update to support it, but I highly doubt it.

    It is disappointing as I was hoping to use the iPhone to import photo's from friend's cameras, etc. when I didn't have my iPad or computer with me. It would've been convenient, oh well...
  • 13. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    (Bob) Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for trying!

    I have an iPad and I've been trying to find a camera connection kit. They are harder to find than an honest banker.

    I was really hoping I could use it for both gizmos. Had hope when I heard that the VGA adaptor was supposed to work on both i4 and iPad.

    Oh well. Maybe there will be a software update. But I doubt it too.

    Thanks again!
    Bob
  • 14. Re: iPad camera connect kit and iPhone 4
    Snorkeler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have both iPad Wifi 64GB and iPhone4 16GB. Apple did this one right. Just plug in the camera connector with USB to the iPad, use your 30 pin to USB iPhone4 connector, and the videos/photos on the iPhone4 show right up in the iPad, select and transfer.

    This means you can record on the iPhone4, HD video, and view it on the iPad. Yes, some will grouse that the camera should be on the iPad, and one day it will be. For now, however, the two are a great duo. I'm taking them both to China, with a Blue Mikey for CD quality audio.

    I wish iMovie for iPhone4 was so good. It is not, yet, not nearly. Very disappointing.