Apple finally starts shipping its Lightning-compatible adapters
Apple has finally begun shipping its 30-pin port adapters, according to MacRumors. The company reportedly sent out notices to customers who ordered the Lightning-compatible adapters, informing them that they have started shipping and will be arriving soon. That said, folks who pre-ordered the new (and necessary) accessory can likely expect to see it sometime this week.
Shipments of a bunch of measly 30-pin port adapters are such a big deal because, currently, they're only available through Apple. And that will probably end up being the case for a while, as the company has made it a challenge for third-party accessory-makers to offer up cheaper alternatives.
Apple's new adapters let users connect their new Lightning-ready gadgets (the iPhone 5 and upcoming versions of the iPod touch and iPod nano) to their older docks and 30-pin accessories. You can opt for two different versions of Apple's new Lightning-compatible adapter including a direct plug unit and another type with a short cable; $29 and $39, respectively.