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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Apple 30pin to lightning cable (the one with short lead)

Just bought the Apple lightning to 30pin adapter cable, the one with the short lead. Bought it from a high street store... noticed the lightning plug doesn't have the small indents on the sides and therefore doesn't "click" into the iphone 5 port, it kinda just pushes in.

Anyone else noticed this? Or is my lead sub standard?

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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Did you buy the apple one, i bought a knockoff and it is not the same as the apple one.

Can someone with the official apple one verify that it will both charge and sync.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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can someone tell what the 30 pin to lightning cable is for? how is it different than the regular adaptor? just the cable....and it $10 more.

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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:57 AM   #4
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can someone tell what the 30 pin to lightning cable is for? how is it different than the regular adaptor? just the cable....and it $10 more.

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Yes it is just a different way to accomplish the same thing and you get to spend $10 more to boot.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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Just bought the Apple lightning to 30pin adapter cable, the one with the short lead. Bought it from a high street store... noticed the lightning plug doesn't have the small indents on the sides and therefore doesn't "click" into the iphone 5 port, it kinda just pushes in.

Anyone else noticed this? Or is my lead sub standard?
It's definitely not the Apple adapter. Always consider where you're buying from. It may be handy for use with a dock.

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can someone tell what the 30 pin to lightning cable is for?
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Can someone with the official apple one verify that it will both charge and sync.
Apple can:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...de=45#overview

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This 0.2 m long cabled adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* Supports analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output not supported.
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how is it different than the regular adaptor? just the cable....and it $10 more.
Yup. For those that need a cable solution. The adapter isn't suited for all situations.

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