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Lightning-MicroUSB Adapter Lands In US

Nov 2 2012, 6:56pm CDT | by

After first launching in Europe

  Apple customers who hate the company's new and unnecessarily proprietary power adapter can now use the same microUSB plugs they have come to know and love. An adapter that converts the Lightning...

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Lightning-MicroUSB Adapter Lands In US

Nov 2 2012, 6:56pm CDT | by

After first launching in Europe

 

Apple customers who hate the company's new and unnecessarily proprietary power adapter can now use the same microUSB plugs they have come to know and love. An adapter that converts the Lightning plug into something that is compatible with microUSB is now available in the US.

The adapter was first released in Europe, but not because Apple wants things to be user-friendly. It was mandated by law; the European Union requires devices like the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 to be compatible with microUSB.

And apparently, because Apple already made it the company decided it may as well start selling it in the US as well. So the adapter is now available in North America for $19.

There had been unofficial third-party plugs that offered the same kind of power conversion, so it makes sense that Apple should get some sort of money from that market as well.

In other words, you basically have to spend an extra $19 to get your new Apple devices to function like every other one of your electronic devices.

Apple is the king of proprietary technology. Unlike virtually every other company that has conformed to universal standards, the company insists on making its customers use its own specific cables, adapters, and formats.

The official adapter is being sold on Apple's online store, and is currently available to ship in one to three business days.

Via Apple Insider

 

 
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