Apple Launches Short 0.5-Meter Lightning to USB Cable and Modifies In-ear Headphones
Need a new Lightning to USB cable? MacRumors
points out that you now have two choices to pick from in terms of cable length.
Apple Thursday released a new short version of the Lightning to USB cable, which measures in at only 0.5 meters long for $19 on Apple's Web site
. The regular Lightning to USB cable that comes with Lightning-capable iOS devices is 1 full meter long, and can also be bought from Apple's Web site
The shorter Lightning to USB cable might be better for on-desk situations so that you have less wire coil going on and taking up valuable desk space. For some, the longer Lightning to USB cable will be preferred because it offers more stretch room from your power outlet to wherever you may want to place your iOS device. It's good to see that Apple is beginning to offer several options.
In addition to the new cable, Apple appears to have also updated the remote and mic on the in-ear headphones so that it matches the design of the remote and mic on the new Earpods
. This means rounder corners, a sleeker feel, and a more durable remote and wire, which iFixit pointed out
when the Earpods were torn down. The price of the revamped in-ear headphones remains at $79 and can be bought from Apple's Web site
If you have older versions of these accessories, there is really nothing that exciting about the new releases that you need to upgrade for. They're there if you want them, though.