Apple VGA Adapter

Put your slides, movies, photos, and everything else that fills your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S screen on an even bigger screen — a VGA-equipped TV, monitor or external projector for video mirroring. The Apple VGA Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad 2 or iPhone 4S so that everyone in the room can enjoy it.

The Apple VGA Adapter supports video out (only) for iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation).

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Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more — on your VGA-equipped TV, display, projector or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.

Watch slideshows and video on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) to a television, projector, or other VGA-compatible display.

The Apple VGA Adapter connects to your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad Dock or Universal Dock via the dock connector and to your projector or display using the VGA adapter.

What's in the Box

  • Apple VGA Adapter

Mirroring supported only by iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

Video out supports up to 1080p for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S and up to 720p for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation). Movies play at up to 720p.

This accessory is compatible with the following:

  • iPhone 4S

  • iPhone 4

  • iPod touch
    4th generation

  • iPad

  • iPad 2


Most Useful Reviews

  • Apple VGA Adapter

    Unaware of limitations before purchasing
    • Written by LL from Keene
    • Apr 13, 2010

    I teach high school and thought the vga iPad dock connector would allow me to project everything I see while using the iPad, but alas there are severe limitations to which applications will show on the classroom LCD projector.
    I wish I had known this before purchasing the connector. The Apple Store description says the connector will display slideshows and movies, but I didn't realize that was it...

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  • Apple VGA Adapter

    Sending mine back because it doesn't enable mirroring.
    • Written by TO from Draper
    • Apr 13, 2010

    Once again I get suckered into buying an overpriced iPhone or iPad AV connector because Apple cleverly omits the fact that it only works with certain apps. Don't they realize that people buy these accessories mostly to do demos of apps, or to mirror whatever's on their device's screen? This basic scenario does not work with this adapter. I found that it only works when playing video, or if you're a developer and you write special code in your app to support an external screen. So buyer beware... More

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  • Apple VGA Adapter

    Very limited!
    • Written by EM from Miami
    • Apr 13, 2010

    Limited to certain apps and even movies that were purchased through the iTunes store are blocked from displaying. Apple should be more specific about this! More

    4206 of 4552 people found this useful

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Most Recent Reviews

  • Apple VGA Adapter

    What happened?
    • Written by EE from Brooklyn
    • Sep 28, 2011

    This gadget does one thing very well, it disappoints. Spent four grueling days researching and preparing a keynote presentation on my Mac Pro. It was my intention to use my iPad2 connected to a projector's VGA input for my class presentation. It worked for a few minutes then the image disappeared. After several embarrassing minutes standing in front of my class,trying to make this thing work I stopped trying. Please fix this lousy gadget, or stop claiming that it was designed by Apple. More

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  • Apple VGA Adapter

    A complete FAIL!!!
    • Written by KR from Bogotá
    • Sep 28, 2011

    I used this adapter for nearly three weeks at work (a school, no less) mirroring everything from my Ipad2 to my students on a large 23" Samsung LCD. Suddenly, it stopped working and everytime I want to use it my Ipad displays a "This accesory not supported by Ipad" message, and I can now show NOTHING and the frustration is paramount among all of us. So what does Apple have to say about this? I expect a solution! More

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  • Apple VGA Adapter

    Come on Apple
    • Written by SS from Sparks
    • Sep 23, 2011

    Professionals are using DMI and HDMI cables. What is the deal with going back to analog? Get us the adapter that will sync with LCD's, presentation projectors, etc... Seems very odd, maybe I just don't understand. Why you would limit your product to old school graphics?

    BTW, causes LCD's to shimmer once and awhile.

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  • Best Answer

    Use the apple 30-pin to composite or component video output adapter for movie output.

    • Answered by AL from Sioux Falls
    • Apr 29, 2010
  • Best Answer

    First, it is important to understand that with this adapter you are connecting a 2nd display to your iPad. From this point it is up to the app developer to decide if and what will be displayed on this 2nd display when you launch the app.

    At this time, the following apps will use the 2nd display:
    - keynote - when you shown a presentation
    - video - when you play a video
    - Photos - when you run a photo slideshow
    - Youtube - when you play a youtube video

    In all these cases the 2nd display will show the object when you start playing it.

    Other apps can follow and offer their support for a 2nd display using this connector since this is part of the iPhoneOS SDK.

    As you can understand there is NO mirroring of the iPad primary display.

    • Answered by YM from Brookline
    • Apr 17, 2010
  • Does it work with the NetFlix app?
    • Asked by SS from Indianapolis
    • Apr 22, 2010
    Best Answer

    An update came out today that allows it to work with the Netflix App

    • Answered by JE from Evinston
    • May 19, 2010

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