Apple says Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters are on the way | The Verge

Apple says Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters are on the way

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There's been some confusion as to what Apple's new all-digital Lightning connector will be capable of, but the company has just cleared some of that up. An Apple spokesperson told The Verge that Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA cables "will be available in the coming months."

Originally, the fact that the $29 Lightning to 30-pin adapter doesn't support video output led to worries that the Lightning connector itself was to blame, and that Apple would steer customers who wanted to share audio and video towards wireless technologies like AirPlay. In truth, you should be able to connect an iPhone 5 directly to a second screen with a new Lightning video cable once they arrive, but you'll need one of those cables due to the 30-pin adapter's limitations. Still, Apple says the 30-pin adapter does support analog audio out, as well as USB audio, syncing, and charging.

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