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iPhone 5 adapter confirmed for launch

If you are planning on picking up the iPhone 5 later this year, you are probably aware of the concern going on surrounding the iPhone 5 adapter that you are probably going to need once the phone is out.

It now seems very likely that Apple will opt for a smaller dock connector and make a drastic change from the standard 30-pin connector, which has featured in every iPhone to date. Although it obviously hasn’t been confirmed yet, the reason for this is probably due to Apple now having to free up more space internally to put an LTE radio inside, since the new iPhone 5 is going to have 4G LTE connectivity at last.

A bigger battery is also very likely to come to balance out the hardware upgrades and Apple has seemingly decided that it’s the 30-pin dock connector that needed to be revised to make way for the changes. That means of course that consumers are wondering what happens to their various collection of 30-pin accessories that may not be supported with the iPhone 5?

It would have been pretty disastrous if Apple wasn’t planning an adapter, but you’ll be pleased to hear that we now have some much needed clarity on the situation. A new report by iMore insists that an adaptor is indeed in the pipeline, although they couldn’t confirm whether it will come included in the box, or if Apple will make it a separate accessory that requires an extra fee.

At least we now have some sort of confirmation that an adapter will be available in October, so you can rest assured all of your current accessories will still work. Are you happy paying for this separately, or should Apple include it inside the iPhone 5 box?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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