Apple Releases Shorter 0.5-Meter Lightning to USB Cable, Tweaks In-Ear Headphones

Following its move to introduce a shorter Thunderbolt cable last month, Apple has made a similar move in launching a new 0.5-meter Lightning to USB cable.

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The new cable is half the length of the standard Lightning to USB cable and provides an option for users looking for less cable clutter in more confined spaces. Interestingly, there is no price difference between the two cable lengths, with both cables priced at $19.

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New remote design (left) compared to old design (right)

Apple has also made a minor tweak to its In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic. The only visible difference on the $79 earphones compared to their predecessor is a more rounded design for the remote, in line with the remote seen on the company's EarPods launched late last year.

(Thanks, Craig!)

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Top Rated Comments

iCaleb Avatar
148 months ago
Slow news day, eh?

Its sure better than hearing any news about microsoft.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xscapes Avatar
148 months ago
$79? The one came with my iPhone 5 is good enough.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iChrist Avatar
148 months ago
Sweet!

Now this is the innovation we have been waiting for under the Cook regime. New iMac box shape, new cable lengths! Dying for the new 2% change in the light-greyness of the power cable!

:rolleyes:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
148 months ago
Cue the price complaints.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThunderSkunk Avatar
148 months ago
Ach. Still no Thunderbolt to Lightning cable?

This MBP has 2 USB ports and six periphs competing for them. Meanwhile the thunderbolt port just hangs out doing nothing.

Doesn't matter if it doesn't transfer data at the maximum speed of thunderbolt, or even any faster than USB, it'd just be worth it to be able to sync & charge without having to jockey these peripheals around in order to do it, or clog the network with a wifi sync.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iCaleb Avatar
148 months ago
Its not the size of the boat that matters.......Its the motion of the ocean.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)