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    Apr 04, 2012
    Can I use an external dvd burner with an ipad 3?
    I know earlier versions of the ipad did not allow this (usb could be connected only for charging purposes). Is this functionality included on the new ipad? I'm assuming I need to buy an adaptor and that there is no direct usb port on the ipad itself.

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    You cannot use external USB DVD burners with any iOS can use the USB connection to valid devices for audio playback, connect to the wall for charging, connect to a PC for sync'ing and handful of other authorized accessories..

    Apple doesn't have an API for arbitrary devices..

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    Nov 08, 2010
    Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count
    If your ipad is jailbroken you can use the camera connection kit to connect flash drives and external hard drives to your ipad using ifile.

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