As Apple announced the latest and greatest iPhone to the world, it also unveiled new iPods. The one thing they all have in common is the new Lightning connector. The rationale being that with the world slowly reducing its reliability on cables for syncing, and opting for the cloud instead, the connector should be much smaller. And it is: 80% smaller. Apple’s 9 year old 30 pin is dead, replaced by an 8-pin version.
Thankfully, Apple dealt with the accessory redundancy issue straight away by releasing an adapter. I have two speaker dock systems and an Apple iPhone/iPod dock in my home, all of which would be useless without the accessory. Apple’s new Lightning to 30-pin adapter is available for sale now and costs $29 (or £25 of your English pounds if you’re on my side of the Atlantic).
To get your home ready for the new iDevices, you can order from Apple’s online store now.