Can you connect a USB webcam to an iPad / iPhone?
Before we discuss, you can see the diagram
There are many ideas that can let external usb camera connect to iOS
The best way is peertalk & Ethernet (wire ethernet or wireless ethernet)
you do not make the MFI certification when you use two ideas.
idea 1: Wireless connection
it is the simple way that usb webcam connect to iOS
turn usb camera into HTTP or rtsp streaming and use wireless idea.
idea 2: Wire connection peertalk
peertalk is also called usbmuxd.
it can turn usb communication into TCP
when iPhone iPad connect to PC by wire lightning usb cable. PC and iPhone connect together
its application is for apple iTues or Xcode when you connect lighting usb cable with PC.
the famous app "duet " also use this communication
app: duet, iOS mirror to PC
This idea is now be apply for raspberry pi linux system.
depend on this linux code, we develop this product.
usb webcam to lighting adapter.
usb uvc webcam connect to iOS by wire lightning cable.
not only usb webcam , but also external hdmi video.
you just add a usb uvc hdmi capture card. " FEBON168 HDMI capture card"
idea 3: Wire connection (by wire Ethernet)
the another way is to use wire Ethernet port. it do not follow MFI verification.
but, you need buy a expensive " lighting to usb 3 camera adapter"
it is also called a iOS OTG cable.
if you add a usb ethernet dongle, you can let your streaming be into your iOS
depend on this idea, we make our product "usb webcam to iOS / HDMI adapter"
USB webcam " OBSBOT TINY camera" is live streaming on iOS
When you add a UVC hdmi capture care, it can turn hdmi video into usb webcam like.
it also can combine "usb webcam to iOS / hdmi " adapter