When Apple unveiled its new iPhone last week, it got some mixed reviews. But one of the biggest areas of concern for many Apple users was the change from the 30-pin connector to the new 8-pin Lightning adapter.
A constant in iPods, iPhones and iPads since 2003, the old style of connector has its share of positives, negatives and mysteries that we're not going to fully understand until the new style connector hits the shelves later this week.
Why you'll love Lightning
For starters, shrinking down from 30-pin to 8-pin means that Apple can shrink all of its current and future iProducts that much more. It's double-sided, meaning you can't plug it in the wrong way (why it always takes me three attempts to plug in a microUSB cord, I'll never know). The smaller size should also mean that it's easier to plug in and line up on the first try.
Apple says that the new Lightning connector will also be more durable, whichRead More »from Apple’s Lightning Adapter: what will the new connector mean for you?