Apple iPhone 5 Lightning connector excites accessories partners and irritates some consumers
by Lim Pei Hao
14 September 2012 – While the thinner and lighter Apple iPhone 5 is appealing for both customers and Apple fans with a more powerful processor, some of them are annoyed when Apple introduced a new Lightning connector that basically renders all existing iPhone accessories incompatible or obsolete.
The new Lightning uses an 8-pin connector to replace the legacy 30-pin connector that is used on the previous iPhones. Hence, for those who have invested heavily on their iPhone accessories would have to fork out additional $29 (approx. RM90) to purchase a Lightning 30-pin adapter.
Lightning 30-pin adapter
On the other hand, accessories partners see this as a window of opportunity to spike up their sales by introducing Lightning connector compatible accessories.
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