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iConnectionKit iPad Camera Connection Kit Cydia jailbreak tweak iPod Touch issue

Update: Cydia tweak, CameraConnector has been released under the BigBoss repo!

I’m sure that by now, many of you know of the (hopefully) upcoming iConnectionKit Cydia tweak that will allow the iPhone / iPod Touch iPad Camera Connection Kit support. I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but only recently remembered this issue after connecting a MIDI keyboard to a 4th generation iPod Touch with the beta version (which was sent to me back in April – I’m really late here). For some reason, Apple put the headphone port on the iPod Touch at the bottom of the device, next to the dock connector. So depending on the size of the headphone jack you want to use with the Camera Connection Kit, they may not both fit. The CCK is about 1.15 inches wide, so there are some headphones that will work, but my headphone’s jack, which seems pretty normal sized (~0.375 inches), doesn’t fit.

This will not effect iPhone users, the headphone port on the iPhone is located at the top of the device.

Assuming your headphone’s jack is too wide, you could still use the iPad Camera Connection Kit for other purposes, like an accelerometer MIDI controller, or just for a convenient way to back up / make space on a USB thumb drive or SD card…

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iPhone / iPod Touch 4g with Camera Connection Kit Oxygen49 USB MIDI Keyboard

Update: Cydia tweak, CameraConnector has been released under the BigBoss repo!

iOS 5 Beta Claimed to Allow the the iPHONE 4 iPad Camera Connection Kit Support!!!

UPDATE: iConnectionKit is working on a jailbreak tweak for iPhone CCK support.

Huge thanks to Ashley from Palm Sounds for posting this! I’m assuming this means MIDI will work as well as audio, but you never know…

Here’s an anonymous comment claiming what the deal is:

“It works exactly like with iOS 4.


Class-compliant USB sound cards (through a powered USB hub), connected with the Camera Connection Kit. One stereo output only.”

Great news, now I really can’t wait for iOS 5…


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Anyone know if the iPad Camera Connection Kit works on iPhone with iOS 4.3?

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (MC531ZM/A)
UPDATE: iPAD CAMERA CONNECTION KIT HAS BAD MIDI LATENCY DEPENDING ON THE CABLE AND CONTROLLER YOU’RE USING.

Update 2: I finally got one and tested it with my iPad 2, it works fine…


UPDATE: iConnectionKit is working on a jailbreak tweak for iPhone CCK support.

If not, anyone know if there is there any evidence that may suggest the CCK will work when there is a 4.3 jailbreak released? If we don’t get support this time around hopefully we will in iOS 5. I would love iPhone USB-MIDI support…


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Apple Holds Rights to USB 30 Pin Adapter: CCK, Alesis looking into Alternative Solutions

UPDATE: iConnectionKit is working on a jailbreak tweak for iPhone CCK support.

I just posted a tweet in reply to Akai Pro suggesting a USB-MIDI iPhone and iPad Adapter, and got the above tweets (top tweet, bottom tweet) in reply from Alesis.

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (MC531ZM/A)

So, this must be the reason we haven’t seen a USB-MIDI adapter from any company… Hopefully this will change soon, I would love being able to connect any USB keyboard to my iPhone… Check out my other post on this subject.


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