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Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Begins Shipping

Apple has just begun notifying the first wave of customers who ordered the company's new Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that their orders are now shipping. MacRumors has received word from several readers located in Australia that their orders are now in transit, with one reader's shipping notification indicating that his shipment is due to be delivered on October 9.


Apple is offering two versions of the adapter, a $29 direct plug adapter and a $39 adapter with a short cable. The adapters allow users to connect their new Lightning-enabled devices such as the iPhone 5 and forthcoming iPod touch and iPod nano models to docks and other accessories designed for the previous 30-pin dock connector.

(Thanks, MudgeeMac and Daniel!)

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29 months ago

Very excited to get my hands on one of these amazing adapters!


It's just an adapter bro :p
Rating: 51 Votes
29 months ago

they should make a movie about it


It better be written by Aaron Sorkin and/or star Ashton Kutcher.

On second thoughts, why make a whole new movie?

Rating: 18 Votes
29 months ago
$39... what a bargain! :rolleyes:
Rating: 16 Votes
29 months ago
Didn't know adapters are front page news now.
Rating: 16 Votes
29 months ago

Very excited to get my hands on one of these amazing adapters!


Haha. I think that was meant ironic. :P
Rating: 13 Votes
29 months ago

Very excited to get my hands on one of these amazing adapters!


magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable* price :D



*unbelievably high
Rating: 11 Votes
29 months ago
they should make a movie about it
Rating: 10 Votes
29 months ago
OMG! OMG! OMG! Can I call UPS and have them keep it at the hub, so I can go pick it up early morning? Should I go to the UPS hub early in case there are other people already waiting there?

Lol. Just kidding. It's about time. This adapter should have been available on launch day. Oh well.
Rating: 8 Votes
29 months ago
next up, iTunes 11
Rating: 8 Votes
29 months ago
Absolutely no legitimate excuse why Apple didn't bundle one of these with the new iPhone. I'm going to cut my nose off to spite my face on this one, and use my old iPhone 4 docked at home and in car.

But then, hardly surprising given Apple continue to give the EU Commission the middle finger by charging the consumer an additional €20 for the Lightning-microUSB adapter that they are required by law to provide.
Rating: 7 Votes

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