Apple must be paying some attention to the many calls from frustrated iPhone users for some form of universal connector on its handsets, as it has finally revealing an offiial micro USB adapter.
Apple’s proprietary dock connector has for years been the bane of many people’s lives, particularly when they run out of battery while away from home, only to find no one in the vicinity has an Apple charger. While micro USB connetors are still not the single universal charging port of choice, they are becoming more and more pervasive.
Now, for just £8, iPhone users will be able to purchase the official adapter from Apple to allow them use any micro USB charger to power up their phone. Of course third party solutions have been available for some time but this solution from Apple itself seems like the most elegant.
In the grand scheme of things of course simply having a micro USB connector as standard on the iPhone would make the most sense, but that’s just not the Apple way unfortunately.
The Apple iPhone Micro USB adapter will be available on 14 October and will be compatible with the iPhones 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S.