The iPad mini has been revealed and it features the same Lightning connector found on all of Apple’s newest iOS device. The fifth generation iPod touch, seventh generation iPod nano, and the iPhone 5 all feature the same Lightning connector found on the iPad mini.
What does this mean for you?
If you plan on using any 30-pin accessories on the iPad mini, you’re going to need to purchase the Lightning to 30-pin adapter from Apple.
These adapters are available, but I’d pick one up soon if you’re going to preorder the iPad mini. With all of the new iOS devices using this same new connector, these adapters will more than likely be sold out soon.