Apple Quietly Launches Micro USB Adapter For iPhone To Comply With EU RegulationsWritten by John Thompson on October 5, 2011 · Filed under Tech
It’s been a long time coming, but Apple has finally launched a micro USB adaptor for the iPhone to comply with european regulations.
The phrase ‘better late than never’ comes to mind, as the new adaptor made its way on to the UK Apple Store quietly following the release of the iPhone 4S at an event in Cupertino yesterday.
Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG all chose micro USB as a charging standard four years ago, but it wasn’t until December 2010 when approval was given by European standardisation bodies.
Following the launch of the adaptor, Apple is now complying with the new regulations set in the EU without making any changes to the iPhone itself.
It’s available to purchase from the online Apple Store now, and it costs £8. Whether the adaptor will be shipped for free in the UK with iPhone 4S purchases remains unclear, although we’ll find out when the new phone launches on October 14th.
Via: ZDNet UK