iPhone 5 adaptors goldrush begins
Conversion kit manufacturing mother lode
As Apple's iPhone 5 packs an all-new Nano Sim, those with two handsets will probably need a fresh Sim card adaptor. These have already hit the market, of course.
Packs of Nano Sim adaptor trays featuring conversions between all three formats have started to appear on Amazon, in fact many have been available for over a month, as we've been inundated with emails recently from Chinese manufacturers all set to deliver their miniature plastic clippings.
Bear in mind that if you plan on splashing out on an iPhone 5, you'll want a dock converter or two as well, as the latest Cupertino handset has, indeed, shrunk its charging port, as widely rumoured ahead of launch.
The new "Lightning to 30-pin adaptor" cables will set you back £30 from the Apple store with the slightly cheaper chunky adaptor costing £25. Hardly cheap, but for iOS fans probably the lesser of two evils if the choice is to buy an Apple adapter or buy some fancy new docking gear. ®
Re: No profit for Apple?
You'd think not, wouldn't you?
More ideas for Apple
Make the screen visible in IR light only (needs converter)
Ship the phones with 3-phase 380v power unit as standard (and only) option (needs adapters)
Put the mic on the back of the phone (needs a clip-on mic to make the phone work properly)
I despair at the thought that even if Apple would indeed use any of these "innovations", iFanboys will still be buying the stupid phones and the various adapters by the ton.
Not for me
I'm not touching Apple until they start using USB.
Which, of course they never will as it would kill their accessory market.
So much for standardising across manufacturers to reduce the number of chargers you need.
I'll stick with my stance of f*ck apple.
Re: Not for me
"All the difference is, is a small cable costing 50p which you aready get with every phone."
Except it doesn't cost 50p, does it? It's closer to £7 for the cheapest knock-offs of a 30pin dock cable. And it doesn't really use USB either, does it? If it did there would be a USB socket on the phone. Let me know where that is on your iPhone.
Given Apple have now introduced an "all digital" cable and started from scratch, there is zero reason for not adopting a universal standard connector. There's very little you can't throw over a USB link.