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iPod Camera Connector incompatible with iPad


Despite the physical and functional similarities between it and the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit, Apple’s iPod Camera Connector—originally released to allow the iPod photo to connect to and access images stored on a camera connected via USB—is incompatible with the iPad. Upon connecting the five-year-old accessory to the iPad, a simple notification dialog pops up to say that “[t]his accessory is not supported by iPad.” The new Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit includes both a Dock Connector-to-USB adapter and a Dock Connector-based SD Card reader which allow users to offload photos from the connected camera or card onto the iPad, and sells for the same $29 price as the original iPod Camera Connector.

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Nuts to it then. I’ll just have to bin it.

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM (CDT)


I wonder if the iPad Camera Connector Kit is compatible with iPods.

Posted by Ben on April 3, 2010 at 11:46 PM (CDT)


Hmm….and people have the nerve to quarrel when Microsoft stops supporting legacy hardware and software. Not looking to start a flame war here but it just shows all tech companies are basically the same.

Posted by TCLWJ on April 4, 2010 at 12:06 PM (CDT)



You are right and Apple does it and no one says a word. If MS did the kind of stuff Apple gets away with regularly, governments across the globe would be filing antitrust suits daily.

I’m a big Apple guy, with a MacBook, iPhone and Apple TV. And who knows, maybe even an iPad in the future. But I’m getting tired of Apple and its Third Reigh attitude when it comes to its hardware. You can’t see the file system, you can’t install this software, you can’t use this accessory. Enough already.

Posted by Dale on April 4, 2010 at 10:18 PM (CDT)


Why am I not surprised?

Posted by JonnyOneNote on April 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM (CDT)


I bought one after buying an iPod Photo 40GB.

I then rang Apple support, before “upgrading” to the 80GB classic for more storage, to ensure it would work. “Oh yes, as it says on the website, they work with all colour ipods”

Which of course it doesn’t. Thanks Apple.

I have a boxed (useless) camera adaptor here if anyone wants one.

I now have a Netbook for photo transfer and backup on holiday. Needless to say Mister Magoo’s iPod (or the iPad) isn’t on my list…

Posted by Anthony H on April 7, 2010 at 10:57 AM (CDT)


Neither will the iPad camera connection kit work with the iPod Touch.

Same message.

Maybe someday?

Posted by Curmudgeon on April 22, 2010 at 5:26 PM (CDT)


thats why the ipod video 80gb(supports the camera connector) costed almost twice price of the ipod classic 80gb(doesnt support) i am happy apple made that choice because the ipod video was expensiver because of a better motherboard.

Posted by David on September 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM (CDT)


Jailbreak your iPad and ├╝de Ifile and i think you can use IT :)

Posted by Kozmo on March 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM (CDT)


Let’s all start making some noise and complain to apple.  they’ve always been pretty good about customer experience, at least from my own personal experience.  If they really hear enough noise, on something so logical that doesn’t really make them much money and isn’t too hard for them to do, maybe we can get somewhere.  Unless the hardware inside the ipad camera connection kit is significantly better somehow that we don’t know or understand compared to the original camera adapter.  maybe one of you are hardware engineers who can take them apart and find out.  it’s possible, 5 years can make a difference in components.  well i’m going to complain, and if we all do, maybe we’ll be heard…

Posted by Max on April 12, 2011 at 8:24 PM (CDT)


any luck with the complaint yet?

Posted by amh on May 10, 2011 at 5:32 PM (CDT)

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