For anyone unfamiliar, the new iPhone 5 makes use of the Lightning port, a specialized charger that Apple developed for faster battery charges and data transfer rates. That means that anyone who wished to use their iPhone 5 on a device that requires a 30-Pin connector was essentially out of luck. However, this nifty little add-on will save consumers the hassle of having to upgrade their expensive docking equipment, or any other iPhone accessories they may have purchased prior to the release of the newest Apple handset.
It seems that Apple is attempting to get these connectors out to consumers as quickly as possible too, with a freight delivery service that is posting some “fast” expected delivery dates. One such customer sent in a screenshot from their shipment notification to the website MacRumors. The image shows an expected delivery date of 10/9/2012, which was only two days away from the date that the customer originally sent in the invoice. Although it’s important to understand that we will probably see fluctuating dates for other individuals and that a “two-day time frame” may not apply to everyone.
Apple is currently offering two different versions of their adapter to the general public. The cheaper version, at USD $29.99, is a direct plug-in model, while the USD $39.99 version will give you a small amount of “extra length” due to its short, included cord.
This current adapter setup has become the main subject of discussion between Apple fans lately who feel they are being hassled with an extra and unnecessary charge. Many are claiming that Apple needs to include the adapter as a main part of the iPhone 5 package, noting that each phone should come complete with one. Apple has not made any comments regarding the latest chatter though, and it’s not looking like fans will get their “complementary” wish with everyone already shelling out for the convertors.
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