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  • Apple's Lightning to USB Adapter Now Available


    For those of you that have any of Apple’s newer iOS devices with the Lightning connector rather than the dated 30-pin connector, Apple has just made available today their new Lightning to Micro USB adapter.

    According to the device description on Apple's Web site, the adapter can be used with any of your existing Micro USB cables in order to charge your Lightning connector-ready iOS devices or to sync them with iTunes on your computer.

    The Lightning to Micro USB adapter will set you back $19, which may be a little high for most people’s tastes. Especially when considering that Apple sells the actual Lightning to USB cable for $19. The good news is the adapter will be available to ship in just 1 to 3 business days.

    The size of the adapter is quite small, not being much larger than the Lightning connector itself. This might end up making the new adapter very easy to lose if you're not careful with it.

    Sources: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Lightning to USB Adapter Now Available started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      So what's the purpose of this adaptor??
      I thought everyone wanted an adaptor so they can use there new idevice with older apple USB cables?
      So for those who want this but don't have the micro USB cable now have to buy the micro USB cable as well.
    1. Tuga29's Avatar
      Tuga29 -
      Cute
    1. xzero's Avatar
      xzero -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      So what's the purpose of this adaptor??
      I thought everyone wanted an adaptor so they can use there new idevice with older apple USB cables?
      So for those who want this but don't have the micro USB cable now have to buy the micro USB cable as well.
      Most android devices have micro USB, a lot of android users come to iPhone. Also I have 3 microusb cables but only 1 lightning cable.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      $19 for cable, $19 for adapter...huh?
    1. CByrdie's Avatar
      CByrdie -
      Well I'd rather buy the adapter than a the actual cable. If the cable breaks I'd rather replace a cheap micro USB than the lightening cable!
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xzero View Post
      Most android devices have micro USB, a lot of android users come to iPhone. Also I have 3 microusb cables but only 1 lightning cable.
      Well ok that I could understand but honestly I I thought it was suppose an adapter so we could use are old apple cables with the new lighting connection?
      I mean cause I got rid of my old iPhone 4 and got the new i5 and I have about 4 old cables (wall charger,laptop,living room, car) I was hoping for an adapter that will allow me to still be able to use all these cables I don't want to have to go out and by so many cables again or keep unplugging and taking the cable with me every where i go cause that's a hassle some times..
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Well ok that I could understand but honestly I I thought it was suppose an adapter so we could use are old apple cables with the new lighting connection?
      I mean cause I got rid of my old iPhone 4 and got the new i5 and I have about 4 old cables (wall charger,laptop,living room, car) I was hoping for an adapter that will allow me to still be able to use all these cables I don't want to have to go out and by so many cables again or keep unplugging and taking the cable with me every where i go cause that's a hassle some times..
      The lightning to 30-pin connector adapter is actually a separate adapter that has been out for some time now.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      The lightning to 30-pin connector adapter is actually a separate adapter that has been out for some time now.
      Really I did not know that... I need one.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Really I did not know that... I need one.
      Here you go: link.
    1. bubble.tea's Avatar
      bubble.tea -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      $19 for cable, $19 for adapter...huh?
      Couldn't agree more.

      I'll just buy another cable.

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Here you go: link.
      ouch., $29???

      No love I doubt this will work on my chargemat (induction charger stand thingy) base that holds the 4S upright while charging. May be too much stress on that miniscule lightningplug wafer chip....sigh....growing pains .
    1. DreamAce's Avatar
      DreamAce -
      Quote Originally Posted by CByrdie View Post
      Well I'd rather buy the adapter than a the actual cable. If the cable breaks I'd rather replace a cheap micro USB than the lightening cable!
      True. Most of my iPod cables wears out really easy.
    1. Norb's Avatar
      Norb -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      So what's the purpose of this adaptor??
      I thought everyone wanted an adaptor so they can use there new idevice with older apple USB cables?
      So for those who want this but don't have the micro USB cable now have to buy the micro USB cable as well.
      Hear me out now... I know it's by Apple and I know we like Apple products hence the site modmyi... Stay with me here though, it gets very complicated. OK here goes...

      You don't need it? You don't like it? Doesn't benefit you? DON'T BUY IT.

      Now I know that can take some time to sink in but I think with practice and discipline you might be able to get this down.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      So what's the purpose of this adaptor??
      I thought everyone wanted an adaptor so they can use there new idevice with older apple USB cables?
      So for those who want this but don't have the micro USB cable now have to buy the micro USB cable as well.
      Why in the hell would you buy an adapter for a micro USB if you don't own a micro USB??

      Come on man use your brain
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      So what's the purpose of this adaptor??
      I thought everyone wanted an adaptor so they can use there new idevice with older apple USB cables?
      So for those who want this but don't have the micro USB cable now have to buy the micro USB cable as well.
      That's just made my day Pmsl thanks fella
    1. ATBsky's Avatar
      ATBsky -
      Apple website: "Use this intelligent and ultracompact adapter to connect your ..."
      I fail to see the intelligence behind creating a new connector that has the same size as the already standardized micro USB. All I see is Apple's greed to squeeze $30 more for an useless adapter.
      Dear Apple, its things like this will make you fall.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by ATBsky View Post
      Apple website: "Use this intelligent and ultracompact adapter to connect your ..."
      I fail to see the intelligence behind creating a new connector that has the same size as the already standardized micro USB. All I see is Apple's greed to squeeze $30 more for an useless adapter.
      Dear Apple, its things like this will make you fall.
      It's statements like this that show your ignorance. I hardly see how making a 2nd adapter (keeping in mind they already have a 30pin to lightning adapter) so that you can utilize any other cords or chargers you have laying around.
    1. badmannie's Avatar
      badmannie -
      The reason there is a lightning to USB adapter is for us Europeans as there is European ruling that wants a universal charger standard.

      Qoute
      "According to the EU, a common external power supply / "charger" standard is desirable because,

      "Incompatibility of chargers for mobile phones is a major environmental problem and an inconvenience for users across the European Union. Currently specific chargers are sold together with specific mobile phones. A user who wants to change his/her mobile phone must usually acquire a new charger and dispose the current one, even if this is in perfect condition. This unnecessarily generates important amounts of electronic waste. ...Harmonising mobile phone chargers will bring significant economic and environmental benefits. ...Consumers will not need to buy a new charger together with every mobile phone,...""
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by badmannie View Post
      The reason there is a lightning to USB adapter is for us Europeans as there is European ruling that wants a universal charger standard.

      Qoute
      "According to the EU, a common external power supply / "charger" standard is desirable because,

      "Incompatibility of chargers for mobile phones is a major environmental problem and an inconvenience for users across the European Union. Currently specific chargers are sold together with specific mobile phones. A user who wants to change his/her mobile phone must usually acquire a new charger and dispose the current one, even if this is in perfect condition. This unnecessarily generates important amounts of electronic waste. ...Harmonising mobile phone chargers will bring significant economic and environmental benefits. ...Consumers will not need to buy a new charger together with every mobile phone,...""
      Lol! Man, I must admit....being a American, i do envy Europeans simplistic, perfectly logical way of thought. Everything about the above statement makes perfect sense, 100%. I'm sure Republicans would claim something along the lines of "This proposal would take jobs away from hardworking Americans by hurting companies profits. Furthermore, every American is born with the freedom and right to decide for themselves which product they wish to purchase. Forcing your average "Joe the plumber" to buy a certain type of charger is not only unconstitutional....it's just downright un-American!"


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    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Quote Originally Posted by badmannie View Post
      The reason there is a lightning to USB adapter is for us Europeans as there is European ruling that wants a universal charger standard.

      Qoute
      "According to the EU, a common external power supply / "charger" standard is desirable because,

      "Incompatibility of chargers for mobile phones is a major environmental problem and an inconvenience for users across the European Union. Currently specific chargers are sold together with specific mobile phones. A user who wants to change his/her mobile phone must usually acquire a new charger and dispose the current one, even if this is in perfect condition. This unnecessarily generates important amounts of electronic waste. ...Harmonising mobile phone chargers will bring significant economic and environmental benefits. ...Consumers will not need to buy a new charger together with every mobile phone,...""
      Which makes me curious! Doesn't EVERY mobile phone come with a new charger anyway?? Do you have the option in Europe to NOT get a new charger with a new phone? Dont get me wrong I like the new ruling. I have a large drawer full of old useless proprietary chargers. It would be nice to be able to just reuse them instead of buying extras for the office etc.
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      [QUOTE=iLoveWindows&iPhone;6707579]Lol! Man, I must admit....being a American, i do envy Europeans simplistic, perfectly logical way of thought. Everything about the above statement makes perfect sense, 100%. I'm sure Republicans would claim something along the lines of "This proposal would take jobs away from hardworking Americans by hurting companies profits. Furthermore, every American is born with the freedom and right to decide for themselves which product they wish to purchase. Forcing your average "Joe the plumber" to buy a certain type of charger is not only unconstitutional....it's just downright un-American!"



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