Apple starts shipping Lightning to 30-pin adapters

Apple starts shipping Lightning to 30-pin adapters
Got yourself an iPhone 5? Got a truckload of accessories that use the old 30-pin connector instead of the new Lightning interface? Then you're probably among the folks who bought, or are planning to buy, a Lightning to 30-pin dock adapter from Apple. And in case you've ordered yours already, you can expect it to arrive relatively soon at your doorstep. It is being reported that Apple has started shipping the accessory in some parts of the world. We know that thanks to several users in Australia, who say that they are expecting their parcels to arrive on October 9.

Apple starts shipping Lightning to 30-pin adapters
Apple is currently offering two different types of Lightning to 30-pin adapters. The cheaper ($29), more basic one is just a piece of plastic with a 30-pin receptacle on one side and a 8-pin connector on the other, while the pricier model ($39) features a cable with both interfaces on either side. Third-party adapters are already available on Amazon, yet we aren't really sure whether they work or not

Has anyone who ordered an adapter received their shipping notification already? If so, let us know by dropping a comment. If not, just be patient as it probably won't be long until yours also leaves Apple's warehouse.

source: Mac Rumors

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10 Comments

1. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

YAY more ways to absolutely waste your money. good job apple -_-

2. thegreatone99

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I AGREE!!!

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Another way for ifans to show they financial love for apple!

4. infinitemethod

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Surprised they haven't come and stated, if you love us, you'll buy more than one. The lightning connector is easily the biggest joke to me in the technology industry. It literally did nothing for the platform. How do you release a new connector that doesn't have USB compatibility, nor HDMI out at this point?

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yep another over price accessory for your phone.

6. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

"But they make the best adaptors!"

7. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

This is cheating!

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool gotta pick up one of those.

9. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LMAO. You really can't even be pissed or whatever at apple at this point. It's the morons that support this crap, that's where the fault lies.

10. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I hate to say it but Apple is really exhibiting coroporate greed here so unashamedly. I mean why would you release a product that forces your loyal fans to have to purchase a accessory to work with countless other accessories which the previous model worked perfectly with? It just seem as if you want to continuely rob your customers over and over again. Will iPhone6 come with a sstandard USB connector forcing all those who brought the lightning adapternto go out and buy another adapter so their accessories can work?

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