I have an external USB microphone that works fine with the iPad 3 using the Camera Connection USB adapter and a USB hub for power. Can a similar setup be used for the new generation of iPads?

Edit: Just to be clear, an answer with practical experience or a link to someone who has verified this setup is preferred.

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Theoretically, yes, it should still work fine. However, as I'm sure you're aware the iPad 3 does not have the Lightning connector. You will need to purchase a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter so that you can connect your USB device to the new iPads with Lightning connectors.

  • I'm more worried about the practical bit; theoretically a lot of things ought to work, but since Apple doesn't officially support them (and yet, it works in Garageband...), I'm a bit weary about plonking down a lot of money on new devices before someone who was verified it answers. Thanks for your time, though :)
    – Jan
    Mar 1, 2014 at 17:18
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    Bought Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter, tested to work on iPad Mini 1G.
    – Jan
    Mar 4, 2014 at 16:58
  • Also tested to work on a iPad 3rd gen (Retina iPad)
    – Jan
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:27

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