Lightning to microUSB adapter now available for $19

Lightning to microUSB adapter now available for $19
In addition to the Lightning to 30-pin adapter, which is going for $29, Apple is now selling a Lightning to microUSB adapter for the more reasonable $19. Just plug it into your iDevice's Lightning port, and voila - it has a standard microUSB port! Magical? Hardly.

The Lightning to microUSB port will allow customers to use standard microUSB cables to charge their handsets or connect accessories. The devices that the adapter can be used with are all Apple devices that have a Lightning connector currently, which includes the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch 5G and iPod nano 7G.

You can find Apple's Lightning to microUSB adapter here.

via: PhoneScoop



1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Not a bad price. But Apple docks doesnt even work for their iphone. How bout putting micro usb in your phones instead of your so called mini port? MICRO USB is a widley most useable charge port plus it charges faster.

2. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yay! I may buy an i5 now. :P

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's beats $30

10. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This just in guys, 19 is lower than 30...

4. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

It should be Free in EU according to law, cause here Phones should use micro USB standard charging port.

7. stealthd unregistered

The law says they have to offer it, not that they have to give it away for free.

5. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

It's funny how the price magically drops after a third party lightning adapter was announced/released...igreed

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Why did they even make this? I thought Apple didn't care about micro USB. Wouldn't it be much easier to just use micro USB instead of a proprietary connector?

8. stealthd unregistered

They have to offer it to be compliant with EU laws.

11. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Apple never does anything the "easy" way....

9. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Sammy doesnt offer micro usb on oall thier products so why should apple my gnex doesnt charge all that much faster than a 4s and my gtab with its 30pin connector charges about the same as my gnex. The EU is not the end all be all of the law.

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