Apple Lightning adapter will sell for $29 can be used with our old connector

 New adapter  can still work with the old.

It certainly wasn’t a secret that the iPhone 5 was getting a new dock connector. The new Lightning connector is 80 percent smaller. Prior iPhones used an iPod 30-pin connector, which launched in 2003.

Unfortunately, that means any accessories or cables you have that use the 30-pin connector won’t fit. This adapter, however, lets you use with our old connector.

According to Apple’s site, the adapter will support analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output is not supported, however, and not all 30-pin devices will be supported, either, so you may still need buy new accessories to use with the iPhone 5 and 2012 iPods.

The Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter will sell for $29

Apple told Mashable that adapters — which will allow users to connect the new charger to accessories that support the previous one — aren’t yet in stores, but should be rolled out “soon.” No specifics were given on when they might be made available.

Although it’s already on sale online, Apple notes that it won’t ship until October.


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