3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2013 10:07 AM by Texas Mac Man
BAS4450 Level 1 (0 points)

Camera connection kit for ipad 2. Can this kit be used with ipad air and if so what adapter(s) are required please


iPad 2
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,967 points)

    You can try the 30 pin to lightning adapter but I'm not sure if that'll work. So if you get it to experiment, make sure you can return it. Apple does sell a SD to lightning adapter for the newer devices. So that should be a sure bet. The main downside is that your 30 pin camera kit came with both USB and SD for 29 and now the USB adapter is 19 and the SD adapter 29, so more expensive.

     

    You may want to look into third party adapters, but make sure you use a reputable manufacturer (ie not a cheap no-name off amazon) because iOS7 brought with it software that looks for a signed chip in the adapter. And a chip is 'signed' when a company gets apple's permission to make accessories. I would suggest sticking with companies like Belkin, Kensington and Targus. They seem to be of a better reputation when making things and would have a signed chip.

  • BAS4450 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks for helpful reply. I think on balance I will play safe and go for the new SD adapter.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    There are two adapters - camera/USB and SD card. http://www.apple.com/ipad/accessories/#camera-adapters

     

    If your camera uses an SD card, just get the SD adapter. It's quicker and easier to use than the camera adapter.

     

     Cheers, Tom