Alongside an avalanche of new hardware, Apple also offered up a new adapter to ease the transition to its new Lightning connector for the iPhone 5 and new iPods. The adapter will let users charge and sync their device using existing 30-pin dock connector cables, and will also help stave off the Dockpocalypse for a while longer.
The Lightning to 30-pin Adapter retails for $29 or $39 if you want one with a small cable attached, and is available now on the site but doesn’t ship until October. It’s compatible with the iPhone 5, the iPod touch 5th gen, and the iPod nano 7th gen.
Update: As commenter Brett Nolan points out, these adapters don’t appear to support video or audio out. Right on the product page, the following limitations are listed:
“Video and iPod Out not supported.”
That’s a bummer.
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