Questions tagged [accessories]

The Apple branded or 3rd party peripherals that can be connected to a computer or mobile device that adds or improves functionality. Includes, but not limited to devices like Apple Pencil (stylus), keyboard, mice and track pads, headsets/phones, printers, etc.

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Do I need a screen protector for my new touch-screen smartphone?

With my old dumbphone I never really worried about the screen, but my new iPhone 4 has a pretty gorgeous screen that I certainly would never want to come to harm. So I was wondering how many people ...
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Is a screen protector worthwhile for an iPad?

Is a screen cover worthwhile for an iPad? Does the screen scratch easily, or is the protector just another snake oil? I've found non-adhesive covers that can be reapplied. It took 4 applications ...
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What car stereos work well with iPhone Bluetooth A2DP Streaming Audio

The iPhone 3G supports Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) but lacks any volume control. As a result, my JVC stereo with the KS-BTA200 Bluetooth adapter clipped stereo audio so horribly that I ended up removing ...
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A screen protector or not for the retina screen?

Recently, I bought my very first MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I am hesitating between having a screen protector or not. Some claim that a protector can prevent the retina display from scratch, ...
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Is there any way to suppress the “incompatible accessory” warning on the iPhone?

Every time I connect my iPhone to the dock in my vehicle, the following warning message is displayed: After dismissing the warning dialog, everything appears to works fine. Is there any way to ...
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Can I use iPad 1 or iPad 2 accessories (such as cases / covers) on the new iPad (3)?

Does the new iPad have the same form factor / dimensions as the first two iPads? Can I re-use accessories from the first two iPads?
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iPhone dock connector problems, with and without accessories

I started to experience problems with my iPhone that seem to be related to the dock connector. Upon plugging my iPhone into my (officially supported) car stereo, I started to get the message "This ...
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What are these accessories that came with my 1st gen iPod touch?

I got these with my 1st gen iPod Touch, but I have never figured out how to use them? What are these for?
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Does the iPad 2 Support the iPad 1 Dock?

I'm thinking about selling my first generation iPad, but was wondering if I should sell the dock with it. I know that they are coming out with a new iPad dock specifically for the second generation. ...
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Where to buy the Logitech crayon for educational iPad use?

I bought the new 2018 iPad for my son and I want to buy the crayon as well. Except that it's not available anywhere I’ve searched (Apple and Amazon) and the blogs say its only available via schools: ...
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Comparison of cases available via Apple's case program

I'm trying to decide which case to choose via Apple's case program. Are there any side by side physical comparisons of the cases available? All I have been able to find is speculative information, ...
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Reset used Apple Pencil in preparation for sale?

In preparation for selling a used Apple Pencil, should it be unpaired or reset in any way (so the new owner can pair it with his or her iPad Pro)? Is the Apple Pencil tied exclusively to the iPad Pro ...
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Moving from original iPad to new iPad (2012): Is a cover like Apple's black one available for the new iPad?

I'm upgrading from the original iPad (2010) to the new iPad (2012). I skipped the iPad 2 and the Smart Cover, so I don't have any compatible cover accessory for the new iPad. I did try someone else'...
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What stickers are available to hide the glowing Apple logo on the back of my MBP? [closed]

I would like to hide the glowing Apple logo on the backside of my MacBook Pro. I'm looking for a simple silver colored sticker. And I don't want to add any message or other brand or art on my laptop....
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Is there an aftermarket USB->DockConnector cable that works with an iPhone 4 + bumper case?

I'm looking for a third-party (i.e., cheaper) alternative to the Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable that is compatible with an iPhone 4 w/ bumper case. I've tried a few third-party cables and none of ...
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What to do about keyboard protector grime left on MacBook Pro screen? [duplicate]

For the first couple of years that I had this MacBook Pro (Early 2015, 13 inch) I had a keyboard protector on it. After awhile, the protector left some pretty obvious marks on the screen from it ...
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What determines whether a Bluetooth mouse can be paired with iOS?

There are some Bluetooth mice that can be paired with an iOS device, for example the Citrix X1, or the Swiftpoint GT. These can be used in any app that supports them, like RDP clients, etc. A ...
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Bluetooth 4, how do we take advantage of its low energy features?

I have a iPhone 4s, the last version of 17" macbook pro, mac mini 4.1 purchased in early 2010 I think, with multiple trackpads and multiple Apple BT keyboards. When using a keyboard with the 4s (...
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What different non-bluetooth keyboards exist for the iPad 2?

I am in the navy, and am restricted in the use of RF emissions such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Is there a keyboard I can use with my iPad 2 that will plug into the 30-pin connector?
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Can I charge my iPad and use a 30-pin accessory at the same time?

I use iJam to record my guitar into GarageBand on my iPad. iJam connects via the 30-pin connector. Before long, my iPad's battery drains. Is there a way to charge the iPad and use iJam at the same ...
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Who makes compact backpacks specifically sized for Macbook Air 11/13" [closed]

So I'm trying to skate this through as on-topic because I'm interested in items specific to the Air 11" or 13", rather than "what's a good laptop case". (I.e. third party hardware specific to Apple ...
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Are there any VR headsets for iPhone that feature positional tracking?

There are VR headsets available for iPhone, like Google Cardboard, but Cardboard headsets only feature rotational tracking, not positional tracking like the Oculus Rift and the HTC. My question is, ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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Does the Sport Loop have two lengths like the Sport Bands?

All of the individual Sport Bands come with both a small-to-medium and medium-to-large adjustable band. On the other hand, the Woven Nylon band does not and clearly says so on its Apple Store page: ...
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Why are my earbuds making dolphin noises?

What I'm hearing... Of the three vocalizations dolphins produce, my iPhone 6 earbuds have started making two: whistles and clicks. This clip is the closest I could find to the sounds I'm hearing. Now ...
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Is the MacBook designed to hang from its display?

I am looking admiringly at the roost for my 17" MacBook Pro. The height to which the MacBook is raised is terrific—higher than any other solution I'm able to locate online (also here and there). The ...
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Who makes non-white iPhone earbuds similar in function and design to Apple's default earbuds? [closed]

I like the default iPhone earbuds, but I'd prefer a color other than white, which is the only color Apple makes them. Are there any other good earbuds that have the following characteristics? Have ...
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What port is this *picture* (mid 2007 13 inch macbook)?

I've been trying to hookup this MacBook I have to an external monitor, but I don't know which adapter to buy. I bought a VGA adapter on eBay, but the connector is really thin. Can someone direct me to ...
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Is it safe to put a screen protector on Macbook Pro Retina? [closed]

I read a few answers/articles. But that only made the confusion worse. Common answers were: No, don't put screen , because: There is very little gap between Keyboard & Display and adding a ...
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What did 3rd Party Accessories sell for on Black Friday last year (2011) at the Apple Store? [closed]

Not sure if this was the appropriate place to ask, but it is Apple related so here we go: This is Apple's 2nd year of doing Black Friday sales, does anyone have any information on what 3rd party ...
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iPod Touch 4G case recommendations

What is the best iPod Touch G4 case that clips on a belt and covers the screen? The main annoyance I have with my current case is that I can't always reach the edges of the screen.
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How to remove a very thin screen protector from an iPad?

I have an iPad with a "Paper-Feels Like" screen protector, which I now want to remove. I have tried toothpick, fingernails, etc., but it is so thin and well-placed that I cannot find an edge. Apple ...
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Microsoft Wireless 900 Desktop and iMac running 10.11.6

Will this desktop setup work with the iMac running 10.11.6?
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Unreliable iPad car connection cable

I own a 2008 Scion (made by Toyota) which has a built-in port for connecting iPod/iPhone/iPad to the car's stereo for audio and remote control. I purchased the recommended adapter cable which connects ...
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Are there any iPhone cases compatible with full-body iPhone films (i.e. films on the sides)?

I am a kind of person who likes to keep their phone out without a case most of the time (except for outdoor sporting trips), so I have a full body invisible shield which does NOT work well with any ...
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skin for iPod touch 4G that works with universal dock

I am looking for a thin/tight yet robust rubberish/silicon skin for my latest iPod touch 4G. It should have a single black or dark gray color and not not have any pimples or ripples. Simply put: as ...
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Experience with iLugger?

I have an iMac and I use it for development and video editing. I am looking for greater portability and I'm considering a MacBook or MacBook Pro. My other option is an iLugger. I'm looking for ...
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Which of the Apple provided free iPhone 4 cases has a large free area for dock connectors?

I have an iPhone 4 and am contemplating which of the free cases I should get. I bought a basic case at Best Buy when I bought my phone. The big problem I have with this one is that the opening at ...
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Credit card readers for iPhone - Can I use it as another input device?

I need a credit card reader for an app I'm developing. Since this site is more about the hardware than the developer side, I'm looking for a hardware piece that I can buy that reads credit cards. Most ...
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Will iRig connect my electronic guitar to my MacBook Pro?

I know Apogee iJam can do this, but it's a little expensive for me. iRig can connect a guitar to iOS devices, but will iRig connect a guitar to a MacBook Pro?
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iPod touch 4th Gen stopped working with iHome iP90

I have an iPod touch 4th generation that I had been using with my iHome iP90 until today. All of a sudden today I get a message saying that "This accessory is not supported" Then when I remove my ...
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Apple sells toys in their store? [closed]

I was thinking what intresting in their website and when i looked for everything i found toys! Heres a picture i noticed Why would apple sell toys if they just are tech company
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Long USB cable for iPad kiosk?

Does Apple or anyone else sell iDevice cables that are several feet or several yards long? I'm making an iPad Kiosk and need to keep it powered. I'd be even happier if someone could point me to a "...
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What use for the thin, folded, two-side protector that was boxed with my iPhone XR?

The iPhone XR that I recently bought from Apple came with a thin folded plastic protector that covers both sides. (In what follows I call this the Apple protector.) I have also bought (again from ...
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iPhone 4S Otterbox Defender: Exposed speaker? Advice?

While I'm waiting for my iPhone 4S to come in, I'm agonizing over what kind of case to get. I've been quite well served by my Otterbox Defender for my old 3GS; the phone has bitten the dust once or ...
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will Airline Power Adapter work in a car lighter as well?

Trying to see if I would buy this accessory with a new MacBook Air 11'', does anyone know if the Airline Power Adapter work exactly as a charger that we normally use in the car?
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WiFi accessory connectivity issue with iOS 12

I have a WiFi to Serial accessory that I'm using with an iOS app. I was able to use it properly until iOS 12. The app requires both Wifi (to collect data from the accessory) and Cellular (to send ...
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Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin)

Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin). I have only this two images. Thanks I just needed info on the USB charging ...
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USB wifi dongle with iPhone 4s?

My iPhone 4s wifi has been disabled/grayed-out. It seems irreparable as I tried all methods on internet and got it checked on repair shop. Just thinking can I use wifi with iPhone by connecting it to ...
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More rigid Apple USB-C to cable

I own two USB C to C cables from Apple. One of which I bought about half a year ago (this one) and one that came with my MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017). I've noticed that the cable that came with the ...