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Weeks later, Apple is shipping its expensive 30-pin Lightning adapters

When Apple announced the iPhone early last month with its new 8-pin Lightning dock connector, it seemed like a no-brainer that Apple would have a hefty supply of Lightning to 30-pin Adapters on hand to appease the masses. After all, Apple's decision to ditch its 9-year old 30-pin dock connector meant that customers wouldn't be able to use their existing accessories without an adapter on the iPhone 5.
Inexplicably, Apple was unable to deliver the adapters at launch even though the decision to use Lightning surely didn’t occur overnight. But nearly four weeks after the iPhone 5's release, Apple is just now getting around to shipping the adapters to customers.

Mac Rumors reports that a few Australian customers have received shipping notifications and an estimated delivery date of October 9 for the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.
Apple's standard Lightning to 30-pin Adapter costs $29. Apple is also charging $10 more for a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that includes an 8" cable if you need some extra length.

Source: Mac Rumors

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By damianrobertjones on 10/8/2012 11:50:29 AM , Rating: 2
Windows 8 hits in less than 3 weeks along with a WHOLE LOAD of new hardware. Where are the stories? Where is the news?

...We get this instead :)

RE: ?
By Motoman on 10/8/2012 12:18:27 PM , Rating: 2 MS requiring all it's customers to pay $29 for an unnecessary adapter to be able to use all their existing peripherals?

RE: ?
By geddarkstorm on 10/8/2012 12:40:48 PM , Rating: 2

Apparently, according to Apple, the strange purple lens flare on the iPhone 5 but not on other iPhones or smartphones is a result of us "aiming it wrong". Thanks Apple, we would never have known if you didn't tell us, but at least we're finally holding it right, right?

RE: ?
By Brandon Hill on 10/8/2012 12:41:01 PM , Rating: 3
When Windows 8 is released, I'm sure you'll have your fill of announcements/reviews/news/etc.

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