M.I.C. Gadget reports that iPhone 5 buyers in China will get a little something extra with each new smartphone: A Lightning-to-Micro USB adapter. The adapter allows users to utilize their existing Micro USB cords to both charge and sync the new iPhone, and helps cut down on the added expense of picking up Lightning cables from Apple or third party accessory makers.
The adapter is the same one the company introduced in Europe to comply with EU’s standardized charging requirements. iPhone 5 customers in the U.S. can also pick up the accessory in Apple’s online store for $19. We’d of course love to see the adapter be made a worldwide freebie, but chances of that are rather slim.
Apple offers free Lightning to Micro USB adapter in China originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.