Apple has begun shipping iPhone 5 dock adapters to pre-order customers, a report reveals.
Unlike earlier models which all used a 30-pin port, the latest iPhone features a new, smaller connector, dubbed Lightning, which has been adopted to save space.
The change sparked controversy among legacy users. Not least because the new port rendered existing iPhone accessories obsolete and meant that users had to shell out for an adapter. One that – until third-party licences are issued at least - is exclusively made by Apple and costs a somewhat galling £25.
Well, today the good news – or ‘good-ish’ in the circumstances – is that Apple is at least now posting out pre-ordered adaptors, a rather tardy three weeks after the iPhone landed.
According to MacRumors, several Australian customers have been informed by Apple that their peripheral adaptor is now on the way, with some purportedly set to land on October 9th.
Alas, UK iPhone 5 owners shouldn’t get too excited just yet. A glance at Apple’s store for us in Blighty indicates only that the adapter is due to ship in October, which rather suggests that stock has yet to even arrive at warehouses before it wings it way customer-wards.