Apple replaces 30-pin connector; special adapters to arrive in October
Customers who want to connect the new Apple iPhone 5 to existing peripherals such as speakers and chargers will have to wait at least a few weeks after the launch of the device in Singapore next Friday.
This is because they will need special adapters that will arrive only next month.
Apple has replaced the 30-pin connector with a smaller nine-pin one called Lightning for its new iPhone, making it incompatible with the huge array of existing iPhone cables and accessories.
Yesterday, two solutions to the problem appeared on the local Apple website.