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Apple releases iPad 2 Dock

Following today’s iPad 2 announcement, Apple has unveiled a new iPad 2 Dock. Priced at $29, the Apple iPad 2 Dock includes a 30-pin Dock Connector port for charging and syncing the iPad as well as connecting other accessories such as the Apple Digital AV Adapter cable and iPad Camera Connection Kit. The Dock also provides a 3.5mm audio line-out port for connecting to powered speakers. The new Dock uses a slightly different design from the original iPad Dock with a small lip at the front. The package will include the Dock only, requiring users to use the cables included with the iPad 2 or purchase additional cables separately.

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Comments

1

Will this support my Apple remote control like the iPhone docks?

Posted by George on March 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM (CST)

2

Like the 1st Gen iPad Dock, and the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 docks, this doesn’t have an iR receiver. Your Apple Remote Control uses iR so won’t work with this dock.

Posted by Dan Woods on March 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM (CST)

3

Ah, too bad. I thought there were apple docks that had IR receivers? Would have been useful.

Posted by George on March 3, 2011 at 7:28 AM (CST)

4

Will I be able to use my iPad 1 dock with an iPad 2?

Posted by Wendy on March 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM (CST)

5

@George (#3): You’re thinking of the Apple Universal Dock, which is still sold by Apple as a separate kit which includes the remote.

@Wendy (#4): Unclear at this time, although it seems unlikely. The iPad 2 is thinner and has a slightly different rear casing. Apple’s Docks are generally built to the exact, form-fitting specifications of the devices they’re designed for.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on March 3, 2011 at 8:56 AM (CST)

6

I’ve been holding of my initial purchase of an iPad for the release of the iPad 2.  My hope was that Apple would provide a means for portable storage, such as a USB port.

Does anyone know whether the iPad dock will provide this sort of functionality? 

Is the SD connectivity feature only for use with images, or is it possible to utilize an SD card for transportable data storage?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Posted by Dave on March 3, 2011 at 12:33 PM (CST)

7

Anyone know if an iPod touch (3rd gen) works with the docks for the iPads? Thanks!

Posted by Peter on March 14, 2011 at 2:05 PM (CDT)

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