Apple to sell Micro-USB adapter for Lightning but only in Europe

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Apple to sell Micro-USB adapter for Lightning but only in Europe

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Apple is offering European customers an adapter to let Micro-USB cables talk to the new Lighting interface, but those in the U.S are so far out of luck.

Available in Apple ‘s online store in the U.K. and other European countries, the new Lightning to Micro-USB adapter will let people charge and sync their new iPhone 5, iPod Touch, or iPod Nano.

Unveiled at the iPhone 5 event yesterday, Apple ‘s new Lightning dock connector is much smaller and narrower than the standard 30-pin connector. It can also be plugged in either orientation. And Apple claims it’s more durable than the older dock connector.

Folks with a healthy supply of 30-pin connectors lying around can buy the $29 Lightning to 30-pin adapters. But Apple has cautioned that not all 30-pin devices will work with the new adapter. So buyers of a new iPhone , iPod Touch, or Nano may need to purchase even more accessories to u… [Read more]

Apple to sell Micro-USB adapter for Lightning but only in Europe

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