Apple intros a smaller dock connector and calls it Lightning, but fret not, there will be an adapter

Apple intros a smaller dock connector and calls it Lightning, but fret not, there will be an adapter
Apart from the larger screen for the first time in iPhone's history, Cupertino is also ditching its older and bulkier 30-pin connector for an 8-signal design. The new connector is, of course, much smaller, and thus takes much less space at the bottom of the iPhone 5.

The cable connector is reversible, with pins on both sides, so it doesn't really matter which side you plug it in if you are in a hurry, which is svelte. The reason for the move, except to save space, Apple quoted to be that much of the things that we used to do with cables, are now done wirelessly.

As for the billions of accessories made for the old connector, there will be a 30-pin-to-8-pin adapter to soothe your transition pains, and can you guess how Apple called the connector (yes, there is a name for it). Why, Lightning, of course.

via TheVerge

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16 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yes, and the adapter will cost $129.95 and wil be sold only by Apple but, I will buy it nonetheless, along with 3 billion others because investing in Apple and my future is never a baaa-haaa-haaa-aaad thing.

2. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

I was just going to say the same exact thing THUMBS UP

11. TarunV

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

It costs 10$, now don't tell me you don't even have that much money.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's 29$ you need to read the paragraph again.

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Wow way to screw your users, the sad thing is they think this is a good thing.

4. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They name everything. I won't be surprise the if the phone will be packed in a 'Superbox' with Lightning, Earpod, Wowwarranty, √úbersticker, and iWhatnot.

6. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Yeah, what the hell is that plastic 8-pin connector called Lightning for? That to me exemplifies Apple hype.

5. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Seems like a lightning way to Suck on Money ......no i wont buy frm apple , what if i buy a cheap China product....

7. abhijeit

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 07, 2012

how dumb can PAPINYC bee!!!! shockin to see such dumb people being the reason for the survival of a dum company like dis!!! wat an epic failure is this so called iphone 5...

10. Savage unregistered

If you are new here, he was being sarcastic.

8. Savage unregistered

Okay, I am impressed. Let me tell why. This can be inserted via both sides. Micro-usb can't do that and I dunno if any other OEM has started this trend. It's convenient and useful. Thats the most innovative thing Apple came up with this time. Sadly, Apple will be the only one manufacturing it.

9. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

It has no micro-USB compatibility. Hahahaha! What an iJOKE.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iConnector

12. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Oh, by the way, we're changing the dock connector and we'll be charging a minimum of $39.99 for an adapter. Oh and we're also going to be the only ones that make the adapters. Easily the greediest company on the planet.

13. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

What an i-joke indeed Pffft did they not get the memo to go Wireless for charging i-FAIL!!

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So you have to give out MORE CA$H to the BIG GREEDY FRUIT what a wast of money. I feel sorry for those that's going to buy the iP5

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