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Apple starts shipping Lightning adapters

Updated Priced at a whopping £25
Fri Oct 12 2012, 11:30
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple has started shipping its Lightning adapter enabling owners of the Iphone 5 to hook up their handset to an ageing dock, according to a report from Macrumours.

Those who just can't let go of their old Iphone dock might not be too pleased with the Lightning to 30-pin adapter's price tag though, as Apple is asking £25 for the tiny piece of plastic, which likely costs around £1 to make.

Still, the adaptor does have multiple uses. It can also be connected to one of the many old 30-pin charging cables you probably have cluttering up drawers.

If you've switched from an Android phone to the Iphone 5, Apple has also started selling a Lightning to microUSB adaptor, which it has priced at a slightly more reasonable £15.

While some, probably most, must be ticked off that Apple is asking £25 quid for a piece of plastic, the Iphone's new Lightning adapter does make for a skinnier handset, with the Iphone 5 measuring a mere 7.6mm thick.

That's not all that's new in the Iphone 5, as the latest Apple handset also comes with a larger 4in Retina display, IOS 6, an upgraded 8MP camera, Apple's A6 processor and a redesigned casing.

The Lightning to 30-pin adapter is available from Apple's online store.

Apple has updated its UK store to say that its Lightning adapter will be shipped within 2-3 weeks. µ


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