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Apple Now Selling Lightning To Micro USB Adapter For Europe

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Following the unveiling of the iPhone 5 and a new family of iPods on Wednesday, Apple has begun selling a new Lightning to Micro USB adapter for customers in Europe. As its name suggests, the adaptor allows users to charge and sync their new iOS device using a Micro USB cable — in compliance with the rules laid out by European Commission.

The EC states that every phone now released in Europe must be chargeable via Micro USB — that’s why Apple released the 30-pin to Micro USB adapter for the iPhone 4S last year. Fortunately for the Cupertino company, that doesn’t mean that its devices must have a Micro USB port built-in, so it can still employ its own proprietary connector. But it does mean the company needs to provide an adapter — for which it charges £15/€19.

The adapter isn’t available in the U.S. Apple store, which will be disappointing to those of you who already own a stack of Micro USB cables, but I’m sure you’ll find them on eBay and other online stores in the coming weeks.

Source: Apple.com

Via: SlashGear

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