iPhone Through The Years: Visual Tour

InformationWeek - 6 Oct, 2011
Thomas Claburn 10/06/2011 A look at where the iPhone has come from and where it's going. Apple fans and the press expected to see Apple introduce a device called iPhone 5 at the company's media event on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. ...

Apple Complies With EU Charger Rules

Wall Street Journal (blog) - Nick Clayton - 6 Oct, 2011
Along with every other major cellphone manufacturer, Apple signed up to a European Union rule to produce a common charger. Every handset, they agreed, would use Micro USB. It made sense for consumers who would no longer have to cope ...

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

ZDNet (blog) - Adrian Kingsley-Hughes - 6 Oct, 2011
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 ...

Apple's iPhone gets Micro-USB charger adapter

CNET - David Meyer - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple is finally set to release an adapter that lets people use the common Micro-USB-based charger with its iPhones. As the company unveiled its iPhone 4S on Tuesday, it also put the iPhone Micro-USB adapter on its Apple Store websites across Europe. ...

Apple Launches 30-Pin to USB iPhone Adapter for EU Compliance

Wired News - Charlie Sorrel - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Last year, the European Commission decreed that all future cellphones would have but one kind of charger. No longer would we see different cables for Nokia, Sony, and Samsung. Instead, there would be one charger to rule them all: ...

The iPhone 4S to come with Micro-USB adaptor in Europe

TopNews New Zealand - Surjit Singh - 6 Oct, 2011
Apple devices can now be charged without Apple's proprietary white cable, thanks to launch of a new micro-USB adaptor that will go on sale next week alongside the new iPhone 4S. The iPhone micro-USB adaptor will allow users to charge their Apple ...

The iPhone 4S Comes With A MicroUSB Charger (But Not In Australia)

Gizmodo Australia - Alex Kidman - 6 Oct, 2011
One of the most common complaints about Apple's dock connector is that it's proprietary. Don't have your iPhone or iPad charger on you? You're totally out of luck. Unless you live in the EU, that is, ...

Apple launches micro USB adapter for iOS devices

Ubergizmo - George Wong - 6 Oct, 2011
As most of you will know by now, gadgets in Europe all have a standard to comply with when it comes to chargers. It is mandatory for manufacturers to use Micro USB ports for their products unless they provide compatible adapters for their devices. ...

Apple Offering Micro USB Adapters for European iPhone Owners

TechnoBuffalo - Emily Price - 6 Oct, 2011
Starting October 14, you can charge your iPhone via Micro USB in Europe. Apple will start selling micro USB adapters for its phones on the 14th, the adapters allows “you to use third-party ...

Apple Releases MicroUSB To Dock Adapter In Compliance With New EU Laws.

Gadgetsteria - 6 Oct, 2011
It's been quite a while since we last talked about laws running through EU courts that would see a standardized charge built around microUSB. While a good share of phone manufacturers have already moved to the standard, many high profile companies such ...

iPhone's new Micro USB Adapter complies with EU charger standards

Ars Technica - Chris Foresman - 6 Oct, 2011
By Chris Foresman | Published October 5, 2011 1:13 PM Apple has released a Dock-to-micro USB adapter as part of its compliance with new European Union standards for smartphone chargers. Apple signed an agreement in 2009 committing to honor the standard ...

Want a micro USB adapter for your iPhone? Apple now sells them in the EU

Geek.com - Will Shanklin - 6 Oct, 2011
After a big Apple announcement, like yesterday's for the iPhone 4S, there are often so many major details, pressing questions, and armchair analysis that some relatively minor details can almost slip through the cracks. While it wasn't announced in the ...

iPhone 4S micro-USB adaptor has a happy little face

CNET UK - Rich Trenholm - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple has decided to play nicely with the rest of the world, letting you charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by micro-USB. The £8 iPhone micro-USB adaptor goes on sale next week alongside the new iPhone 4S ...

Nice micro USB adapter, Apple. Now sell it everywhere.

GigaOm - Darrell Etherington - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple snuck in another new product Tuesday, but it isn't nearly as flashy as anything else it unveiled. The new Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter is a small add-on that plugs into any iPhone ...

iPhone micro-USB adapter arrives in Apple Store, price may shock

Recombu - Richard Wordsworth - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Amidst the fireworks of yesterday's iPhone 4S launch in Cupertino, another Apple product was sneaking its way onto the Apple online store: the fabled micro-USB adapter. The GSM Association have ...

Apple offers up micro USB adapter for European iPhone users

Insanely Great Mac - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
A new Apple' branded 30-pin to micro USB adapter popped up over on the Apple UK store. The adapter fits into the iPhone's dock, and allows users to sync and charge via a micro USB connector. The £8.00 adapter makes good on Apple's promise to conform to ...

The Week in iOS Accessories: Hog heaven

Macworld - Joel Mathis - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
This week's roundup of iOS accessories brings to mind just one word: SOO-EY! Here are a few of the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch add-ons"porcine and non-porcine"that caught our eye. There's even a new Apple-branded accessory for our European friends ...

Apple selling iPhone Micro USB adapter for UK and Europe

Gadget Helpline (blog) - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple has addressed the European Union's decision to make Micro USB the standard for all smartphone charging, by making a Micro USB adapter available for it's iPhone in the UK and Europe. Yesterday Apple launched it's much-anticipated new iPhone ...

Apple Launches microUSB iPhone Adapter In The UK

Geeky gadgets - Roland Hutchinson - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
The European commission agreed a new charging standard for smartphones in Europe a while back, where companies would have to conform to the microUSB standard. It look like Apple has released its first microUSB connector for the iPhone here in the UK as ...

Apple offers micro-USB adapter for iPhone

PC Pro - Nicole Kobie - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple has snuck a micro-USB adapter into the UK version of its online store, letting iPhones charge or connect to PCs a little bit easier. There have been third-party adapters available before, but this is the first time Apple has ...

Apple iPhone microUSB adapter appears to pacify EU

SlashGear - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple has quietly added a new iPhone Micro USB Adapter to its accessory line-up, allowing the iPhone 4S along with the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G to be synchronized or charged via microUSB cable. Currently showing up in the UK Apple Store, and expected to ...

Apple to Ship Micro USB Adapter from October 14

ITProPortal - Ravi Mandalia - ‎Oct 5, 2011‎
Apple Inc. is going to make available an official adapter in order to allow users to charge their iOS devices through a Micro USB cable. The move has been taken by the company in order to abide by the guidelines set by the European Union last year that ...

Apple grudgingly offers iPhone USB micro adaptor

PCR-online.biz - Mat Bettinson - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
The eagle eyes at the unofficial Apple blog noticed that Apple is offering an iPhone USB micro charge adaptor on the UK web store. New EU regulators require smartphone manufacturers to offer a universal ...

Apple launches Micro-USB adapter for iOS devices

TechRadar UK - Chris Smith - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
Amid a host of high profile Apple launches on Tuesday, the company quietly outed an official adapter to allow iOS devices to be charged using a Micro-USB cable. The £8 add-on arrived on the UK Apple Store when it came back online ...

Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter for when you need a friend's charger

Pocket-lint.com - Stuart Miles - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
We know what you are thinking, you struggle to remember to pack your iPhone cable too and then spend 20 minutes hunting around the office with everyone only ever offering you a Micro USB cable to charge your phone instead. ...

iPhone 4S Getting Micro USB Adapter in Europe

Gotta Be Mobile - Xavier Lanier - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
Apple prides itself on doing things differently, but that's not always a good thing. The iPhone 4S maker is conforming with European Union standards by offering up Micro USB charging in the iPhone 4S…sort of. Instead of moving away from the 30-pin iPod ...

Apple Offering Micro USB Adapters to European Customers

Mac Rumors - Jordan Golson - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
In 2010, the European Union introduced a new policy to require new phones sold in Europe to support charging via MicroUSB, in an effort to standardize charging systems across all mobile phone makers. Apple has begun offering Micro USB Adapters for the ...

Dock to micro USB connector adapter released by Apple

Macgasm - Joshua Schnell - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
It won't break the bank, and thankfully it's cheap enough that it may encourage people to pick up the connector instead of purchasing numerous cables. However, I'm not exactly sure how the EU thinks creating ...

iPhone micro USB charger hits Europe. First chink in Apple's proprietary armour?

ElectricPig.co.uk - James Holland - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
Yep, it's just a charger, but it's also a step-change in Apple's refusal to deviate from its proprietary connections. This little dongle will go on sale for £8 on October 14, following European regulators' push for micro USB as a ...

Official iPhone micro-USB adapter quietly sneaks into UK Apple Store

Engadget - Mat Smith - ‎Oct 4, 2011‎
It looks like Apple's making good on its promise to standardize its charger port for EU territories. Behind all the big hitters announced by Apple today, an official micro-USB adapter has shuffled into the UK's ...

 

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