1. jaguar11's Avatar
    The iPhone and iPad have different usb cable adapters for charging the devices. I wanted to know what happens if I use the iPad charger for the iPhone or vice-versa. Are the adapters designed specifically for each device? Or can I just carry one adapter for both devices? Please help me out here. Thanks
    07-29-2011 01:06 AM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    The iPhone and iPad have different usb cable adapters for charging the devices. I wanted to know what happens if I use the iPad charger for the iPhone or vice-versa. Are the adapters designed specifically for each device? Or can I just carry one adapter for both devices? Please help me out here. Thanks
    What happens? It charges your iPhone/iPod faster. The Apple website lists the iPad charger (10w) as a compatible charger for all iPads, iPhones and iPods.

    The same is true of the iPhone/iPod charger... but it only puts out 5w, so it won't charge the iPad, even though it is compatible... (technically, it does charge the iPad, but so slowly that even having the screen on draws more power than the 5w charger can "feed" it.)
    Last edited by Fausty82; 07-29-2011 at 09:49 AM.
    07-29-2011 01:19 AM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yup...universal usage between iOS devices with ALL cables. I actually bought another "iPad" 10w cable set (normal cable plus wall adaptor) for my iPhone that i keep with me because it charges so quickly. It was like $5 more than just the regular dock cable on Amazon a while back...
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 07-29-2011 at 06:49 AM.
    07-29-2011 06:45 AM
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