Apple’s Lightning adapter will not work with old speakers!Posted 3:55 pm on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 by Adam "Kharakov" Kharatian
With the unveiling of the iPhone 5 just a couple days ago, one of the biggest issues has been the highly overpriced $29 and $39 adapters required to connect your iPhone 5 to any device using the 30-pin original connection. One major point that may have been missed was Apple’s strategic wording. Apple says that its “intelligent adapter” will allow customers to connect the iPhone 5 to “MANY of your 30-pin accessories.” See what they did there?
So let’s just try and wrap our heads around this. You want to tell us that the docking station specifically for Apple products we bought just a month ago, is no longer compatible with your newest device? Well, f*&^ you. Apple stated that the iPhone 5 will still be able to charge, but in many cases does not support “iPod out”, which for any analog device means, no sound. Not only this, but the adapter does not support video either.
What baffles me the most about all of this, is that now, lightning, seems more of regression technology rather than innovation. First seeing the concept at CES 2011, it seemed like a step in the right direction, which has been horribly tarnished with overpriced adapters, limited compatibility and poor design.
Get your Prozac ready folks, if this doesn’t get fixed before launch, many of us will feel similar to these fine gentlement in the video below.
Adam “kharakov” Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.