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Master Geek


  # 702400 17-Oct-2012 11:31
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Just to tease me the lightning adapter turned up today.

Really surprised how small the new connector is, hopefully the nice new scuff free/problem free phone will be in a couple of weeks.

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 702432 17-Oct-2012 12:07
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Got mine as well....man what a ripoff from Apple.
Should have been one included free with new iphone.

 
 
 
 


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Geek


  # 702463 17-Oct-2012 13:09
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Lol, why should Apple have included one for free?! Technology moves forward..

If it makes you feel any better, there's an article somewhere, perhaps on ifixit, where they explain that it's actually very well made as far as durability goes, perhaps helping to justify the cost.

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Uber Geek

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  # 702541 17-Oct-2012 14:48
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Got mine too - shipping took 3 days which is good to know for when the phone ships.

To put it in perspective, Apple haven't changed their connector for a decade, while I believe Samsumg have changed theirs something like 18 times over the same period. Guess it had to happen eventually.




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Ultimate Geek
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  # 702544 17-Oct-2012 14:56
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There is a small chip inside that excludes video connections unlike old connector which was audio and video.

EU rules state that usb connections MUST be on all mobiles.

Would not have hurt Apple to include a free connector with all new phones. Im sticking to that view.

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Master Geek


  # 702546 17-Oct-2012 15:08
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mattbush: There is a small chip inside that excludes video connections unlike old connector which was audio and video.

EU rules state that usb connections MUST be on all mobiles.

Would not have hurt Apple to include a free connector with all new phones. Im sticking to that view.


They are making an HDMI to Lightning adapter, which for me is great. I didn't need the old plug adapter, for some people its just an annoying problem carrying multiple adapters. I also thought under the ONE FOR ALL law it was a requirement maybe it is a loophole that you just need to have one available even if separate.

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Geek


  # 702547 17-Oct-2012 15:08
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mattbush: There is a small chip inside that excludes video connections unlike old connector which was audio and video.

EU rules state that usb connections MUST be on all mobiles.

Would not have hurt Apple to include a free connector with all new phones. Im sticking to that view.


Just fyi, the chip doesn't stop video playback through the cable, it's for authentication:
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26245/chipworks_takes_a_look_inside_the_lightning_connector_s_authentication_chip/

And further reading on lack of video over cable support:
http://www.cultofmac.com/190677/the-iphone-5-lightning-adapter-wont-work-with-video-or-ipod-out-accesosries/

Although there is ambiguity around the video out support there, considering they say nothing of it and then
and that video will

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 702564 17-Oct-2012 15:35
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ibewaffle:
mattbush: There is a small chip inside that excludes video connections unlike old connector which was audio and video.

EU rules state that usb connections MUST be on all mobiles.

Would not have hurt Apple to include a free connector with all new phones. Im sticking to that view.


Just fyi, the chip doesn't stop video playback through the cable, it's for authentication:
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/26245/chipworks_takes_a_look_inside_the_lightning_connector_s_authentication_chip/

And further reading on lack of video over cable support:
http://www.cultofmac.com/190677/the-iphone-5-lightning-adapter-wont-work-with-video-or-ipod-out-accesosries/

Although there is ambiguity around the video out support there, considering they say nothing of it and then
and that video will


Thanks for link, they made an interesting read! 

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Wannabe Geek


  # 702625 17-Oct-2012 19:03
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Strongbad1905:
mattbush: There is a small chip inside that excludes video connections unlike old connector which was audio and video.

EU rules state that usb connections MUST be on all mobiles.

Would not have hurt Apple to include a free connector with all new phones. Im sticking to that view.


They are making an HDMI to Lightning adapter, which for me is great. I didn't need the old plug adapter, for some people its just an annoying problem carrying multiple adapters. I also thought under the ONE FOR ALL law it was a requirement maybe it is a loophole that you just need to have one available even if separate.


Apple includes a micro USB to Lightning adapter with all iPhone 5's sold in the EU, I would say that this is what allows them to get around the  whole 'all mobile phones must use a micro-usb connection for charging' rule in the EU.
Just having one available is probably not enough, it needs to be included so that consumers can use their existing chargers with the iPhone 5 out of the box (via the adapter).

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Geek


  # 702653 17-Oct-2012 19:50
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I could not get on this site for awhile. Hoping to hear from apple soon....it's really dragging!

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Geek


  # 702755 18-Oct-2012 08:13
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The lightning cable I ordered a couple of weeks later than my iPhone 5 shipped yesterday (17th Oct) and will be arriving today (Status - Out to delivery).
Pretty quick TNT (overnight) delivery from Sydney.

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Ultimate Geek

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  # 702762 18-Oct-2012 09:09
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Stoked! My phone just showed up a few minutes ago from Vodafone/Brightpoint :)

I never received a confirmation/tracking number via email so it was an awesome surprise right before the long weekend (and my birthday).

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Geek


  # 702763 18-Oct-2012 09:18
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Awesome! Let us know what you think of you phone after a play!

BTR

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Uber Geek


  # 702808 18-Oct-2012 10:46
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Still no change for me on my order with Apple, not holding my breath to be honest. Congrats Benjip hope you enjoy it and happy birthday.

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Master Geek


  # 702809 18-Oct-2012 10:48
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Happy Birthday Benjip

My order should be shipped today or monday, what delivery date to do you have BTR?

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