Apple to Offer Lightning-to-MicroUSB Adapter
Apple revealed today that European customers will be able to purchase an adapter than allows the iPhone 5 to connect to microUSB cables (pictured). A new adapter is available from Apple's U.K. web site that will connect microUSB cables to the iPhone 5's Lightning port. European markets have been more strict about Union-wide use of standardized ports. Most cell phones worldwide ship with microUSB ports. It's unclear if the microUSB adapter will be made available to U.S. consumers. Apple is offering two adapters in the U.S. that will connect the Lighting port to the 30-pin connector that has been used by Apple for nearly 10 years. The adapters cost $29 and $39.
Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses
Apple today released iOS8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (5th gen). iOS8 offers a number of refinements to Apple's mobile operating system.
Yahoo Marries iPhone Email App with News and Weather
Yahoo today rolled out a new version of its email application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The email app continues to serve as a dedicated, mobile link to your Yahoo inbox, but Yahoo added several new features.
Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 to Squelch Bugs
Apple today released a minor update to iOS for iPhones and iPads. The small system jump resolves several bugs and can be downloaded and installed over the air for free.
FreedomPop Intros Free Service Plan for iPhones
FreedomPop today announced new support for the Apple iPhone along with a free service plan. FreedomPop is selling the Phone 5 (refurbished) for $349 directly from its web site.
Apple to Replace Faulty iPhone 5 Switches
Apple has launched a program in the U.S. and Canada to replace the power/lock button of the iPhone 5.
Great job Apple, more technological waste!
They're contributing to technological waste, have instantly made thousands of docks and adapters mostly useless (the legacy adapter looks ugly).
I understand they are a business, and they want to do what's right for their bank accounts, but it'd be nice for them to do what's right for the world and their consumers for a change.
They could have simply said "eff you" to the manufacturers of those docks and adapters and said you need to comply to the new specifications of the new iPhone.
Do you really?
"...it'd be nice for them to do what's right for the world and their consumers for a change."
I've said it before (usuall...