Lightning to 30-pin adaptor.

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  1. Charbarot

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    I have the iPad 2. I also have a real nice Bose IPod docking system. I have more music on my iPad than I do on my iPod. However, the connection is for the wider Generation 4 iPod. Would I be able to use the lightning to 30-pin adaptor? I bought one for my grandson because he upgraded to the iPod 5th generation and had the same problem. He says my iPad is probably too heavy. Is my 9 y/o grandson right....and therefore smarter than me :)
     
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    Yes, you can use the adapter. But, you grandson it [probably] right - the iPad would be too heavy (it won't sit right on the dock). Maybe if you were to get an adapter with a longer cord? I don't know if they exist, but I know I wouldn't want to run the risk of having the iPad fall. So - maybe if you propped it up somehow so the sides of the iPad are supported while its attached?

    Just throwing out ideas here...

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    Thank you...I'll have to see what I can rig up...do you know how sad that is my grandson is smarter than me..SMH....:D
     
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    Hi - I'd have to agree w/ your grandson & Marilyn - the size & weight of the iPad would make the attachment precarious in my mind - just a simple hit and the device would fall and/or the docking mechanism damaged. A simple fix (unless you can find a more specific cable w/ the appropriate adapters, as suggested already) would be to use a mini-stereo cable - of course, charging would not be supplied. But I'm in a similar situation, i.e. own the Sangean radio below (w/ great sound) w/ an iPod docking station (30 pin) - have virtually all of my MP3 music on an older device (2G) - NOW, I'd like the newer iPod (mainly for the camera) but the 30 pin to lightning adapter would elevate the iPod and not provide good support - SO, just sticking w/ the old iPod @ the moment. Good luck in your choice(s) and let us know what you decided. Dave :)


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    Apple sells a .2 metre lightning to 30 pin adaptor, maybe that would work. Here's the listing in the Apple online store.



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    Thank you scifan....I'm going to check it out...
     
  7. Charbarot

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    How can I tell if I have 4th generation iPad? I have the iPad 2 4g
     
    #7 Charbarot, Jul 24, 2013
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    Well, there are a number of ways but just one suggestion - go into Settings -> General -> About; near the bottom is your device's serial number - type that number into this WEBSITE - should provide you the needed information - Dave :)
     
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    Or look at your charger connection cable. If it looks like this, it's either an iPad 4 or iPad mini:



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  10. Charbarot

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    That's what I have J.A. I'm going to order the connector that's been suggested. Thank you everyone. I'll have to check with my 9 y/o grandson in the future before I buy anything. :D. I'll hold on to the other adaptor....I'm sure my granddaughter will be upgrading her iPod soon.
     

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