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It's not only the iPhone 4S that will ship on 14 October - so too will Apple's long-promised dock-to-micro-USB adaptor.

Punters eager to "use third-party micro USB cables and chargers to sync or charge your iPhone" will be able to do so for a mere consideration of £8.

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Apple promised in February 2011 that it would add micro USB compatibility to the iPhone during the course of the year.

Its pledge followed a European Commission scheme to establish micro USB as a standard form of charger interface for smartphones, the better to ensure fewer chargers need ship, resulting in less electronics waste. ®

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