Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adaptor is now being shipped to Australian customers.
The good folks at Electronista report Aussie customers are receiving shipping notifications for their lightening to 30 pin adaptors. It's the component that'll make your new iPhone 5 compatible with your pre-iPhone 5 dock and is expected to be arriving in letter boxes a month after the phone's launch.
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Only Apple would reward its loyal fan-base by charging them an additional $29 for a component that should've been included in the kit. For almost ten years, Apple's products have used their 30-pin standard. Apple devout have purchased everything from docks to entertainment systems around the 30-pin standard and Apple, who has more than $100 billion in the bank, should've appeased the customers they're letting down by including the adaptor.
Apple wanted to make the iPhone 5 thinner and lighter, and the company claims that wouldn't have been possible using the old standard. On the plus side, the new standard is also faster as it uses all-digital signalling.