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    Post Apple unveils dock to micro USB adapter to comply with EU standards
    Apple unveils dock to micro USB adapter to comply with EU standards

    European Union regulations require cell phone vendors to include micro USB connectors as a means of standardizing charging options for cell phones, a necessary move to cut down on the plethora of mutually incompatible charging options that have proliferated through the mobile phone industry. Rather than alter the iPhone itself, Apple has instead begun offering a micro USB adapter that connects via the existing 30-pin dock connector. Thus far it appears to be available only in the UK Apple Store, and at £8.00 it seems fairly inexpensive as far as Apple's accessories go. It will be available on October 14.

    The adapter will allow you to sync and charge any iPhone (except the original 2007 model) via a micro USB cable connected to your computer, and you can charge your iPhone from a charger with a micro USB connection. This means you no longer have to rely on Apple's somewhat expensive dock cables if the one that comes with your iPhone breaks and you don't have a spare.

    EU regulations do allow for Apple to offer the adapter instead of altering the iPhone itself, so Apple is now in full compliance with the standards.Apple unveils dock to micro USB adapter to comply with EU standards originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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    Ctrl-Opt-Del's Avatar
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    Romford, Essex, England, GB
    Mac mini Server 4,1 (2.66GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 16GB RAM, 120GB SSD / 500GB HDD) & iPhone SE (64GB)
    Question I wonder...
    ...would this work with any other iDevices (beyond iPhone 3G-4S) with the 30-pin dock connector?
    For my purposes as an engineering graduate; Windows is respectable (& generally necessary), Linux is admirable (& often useful), macOS is enjoyable (& requires no further justification, although plenty could be given)!

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    iMac 2.66 GHz 20", iPad Mini2 32GB, iPhone6 64GB, Watch Sport 42mm Black, iPad Air 2 128GB
    Wonder if that works with iPad as well?

    I have several other devices that use a very small USB connector - so this might be very useful

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