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Apple rolls out iPhone Micro USB Adapter in Europe

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
News Categories: Apple, iPhone


Apple has rolled out its new iPhone Micro USB Adapter in Europe, upholding its end of a European Commission agreement aimed at standardizing all smartphone chargers. Along with Apple, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, and Texas Instruments signed the agreement which was finalized in 2010 and allowed for just such an adapter. It does not appear that Apple will be including the adapter in iPhone packages in Europe; the iPhone Micro USB Adapter is available for order now and sells for £8, or €9.

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“the iPhone Micro USB Adapter is available for order now and sells for £8, or €9.”

Not in the UK - no option to buy this adaptor yet…

Posted by Bob on October 4, 2011 at 3:36 PM (PDT)


Not out until Oct 14th although it’s on the UK Apple store for pre order now.

Posted by dave on October 5, 2011 at 1:57 AM (PDT)


They won’t bundle the adapter with the 4S in the US as they have no need to. The recent EU agreement requires all phones sold in the EU to be chargeable via MicroUSB out of the box, so I think it’s quite likely we’ll see the adapter bundled in with 4S phones sold in the EU. I doubt them selling the adapter seperately would be enough to get round the legislation.

Posted by Jonathan on October 5, 2011 at 2:24 AM (PDT)


The product info is on the UK store but there is no option to even pre order this accessory - no “Add to Basket” button or other method of placing a pre-order.

Posted by Bob on October 5, 2011 at 5:33 AM (PDT)


This is why I love my Mophie Juice Pack for my iPod Touch.  I don’t need Apple’s stinkin’ proprietary cables!  Next week I won’t even need a Micro USB cable for syncing to the computer.  Just need it for charging.  grin

Posted by Phoenixfury on October 5, 2011 at 9:32 AM (PDT)

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