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  • Apple Starts Shipping Their Lightning to 30-Pin Connector Adapter


    With the announcement of the iPhone 5, Apple made sure to say that they would not have been able to fit all of this new technology into the iPhone 5 without the new Lightning Connector, since the Lightning Connector uses much less internal space in the device. Although the transition to the new connector has some people angered that their accessories will no longer work with the new Lightning Connector, Apple's new Lightning to 30-pin adapter will change that for most scenarios.

    If you have placed an order for Apple’s new Lightning connector to 30-pin connector adapter, then keep your eyes peeled and watch your order status because Apple appears to be starting to ship them. People in Australia that ordered the adapter are beginning to get shipment e-mails with the estimated delivery date being October 9th (tomorrow) according to a report by MacRumors. This would also hint that shipping times are right around the corner for the rest of us.

    The adapter will allow people to use their newer Lightning connector-enabled devices such as the iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5G with accessories that only support the larger and incompatible 30-pin connector. You can order the adapter alone for $29 from Apple's Web site today, or the adapter with a short cable for $39. Apple will not be supplying an adapter in the box of the new iOS devices. The two variations of the adapter will help some users where accessories may be a tight fit with the original adapter.

    If you ordered one, has your order shipped yet?

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Starts Shipping Their Lightning to 30-Pin Connector Adapter started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      It doesn't make sense that the 30 pin adapter to Lightning plug costs more than a new lightning cable.
      And then if you have old apple 30 pin cables, you would be using this with the old cable.
      Can't use this with a battery case, like Mophie or Exogear either! Bah, humbug!
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      It doesn't make sense that the 30 pin adapter to Lightning plug costs more than a new lightning cable.
      And then if you have old apple 30 pin cables, you would be using this with the old cable.
      Can't use this with a battery case, like Mophie or Exogear either! Bah, humbug!
      The lightning cable doesn't have the D/A converter circuitry that the adapter has.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Just received mine yesterday. I'll test it when I get home this weekend.