Apple offers up iPhone micro USB adapter, complies with EU regulations

Summary:Charge your iPhone from any micro USB charger.

Here's an interesting little gizmo that's appeared in the Apple Store:

This allows you to charge your iPhone using any micro USB charger that outputs 5V at 500mA.

This bring Apple into compliance with new European Union standards for smartphone chargers that the company signed up to in 2009. The standard is meant to reduce on electronic waste and to simplify the live of smartphone owners.

The adapter is currently only available in the UK and costs £8/$12 (pretty pricey for an adapter) and ships October 14. Apple rates the adapter as compatible with iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS and 3G. Not sure why it wouldn't work with iPods and even iPads for just syncing.

Topics: Apple, Government, Government : UK, Government : US, iPhone, Mobility


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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