Apple comforts Europe's charging connector standard with a EUR 19 Lightning to microUSB adapter
Apple complies with the EU request for standard connectors with a Lightning to microUSB adapter Fullscreen
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1. tahnik posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:00 7 0
Now that is a very good move...Though i still don't see any reason to buy this phone...:P
4. SGSatlantis posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:11 5 0
This is only good for Apple making more money, how it will benefit you? EU made this law to cut back on waste created by cell phone makers(proprietary chargers, adapters, docks...) and this is just wrong.
I agree with the rest of your comment.
9. cheetah2k posted on 13 Sep 2012, 18:30 0 0
Why not just make the iPhone 5 with a microUSB port like every other phone out there???
FFS Apple.... Why do you always have to be the odd one out.
2. CharlieAtInfinity posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:13 11 0
Would have been best if they had used Micro USB
but hey its apple, incompatability is in the name :(
3. android_hitman posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:25 11 0
better would have been to give it for free since it's an EU requirement
greedy apple ... 19euros for a stupid adapter
5. Peter27 posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:19 6 0
Why should i pay for something that is requirement? Is this not breaking a law?
8. McLTE posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:26 0 0
wow.. the money Apple will make from these ridiculous adapter alone is crazy!
19 euros for that thing? That's nuts!
I will say though, that I wish that the standard micro USB connector was this one.. the current micro USB connector is so fragile and I have seen the connectors break easily and the little tiny wafer thin board on the phone side break as well.
This is a very well thought out and engineered connector.. HOWEVER.. so irritating that Apple once again has to go proprietary!
11. cheetah2k posted on 13 Sep 2012, 18:36 0 0
I really feel for the people who have recently bought devices with docks based on the old connector. 99% of them wont seat the iPhone 5 properly with the adaptor in place...
IMO, the iPhone 5 should come with these adaptors FREE OF CHARGE..