iPhone 5 adapter will cost you a cheeky US$30

Apple has updated its dock connector and you’ll have to pick up the bill if you want to continue using your speaker dock

Apple has unveiled the new 4in iPhone 5 with its Lightning dock connector. As far as we can see the only change is a slightly smaller 8-pin connector and an ability to put it in either way up. And for that privilege, and the use of your speaker dock you’ve already bought, you’ll have to pay Apple US$30 for the adapter.

That’s a steep price for something that really should be free with the new iPhone 5 and iPod Touch that use the Lightning connection. And the alternative is forking out for a brand new speaker dock. Perhaps it wouldn’t be such a sour pill to swallow if the thing wasn’t so ugly.

UPDATE: Read our in depth iPhone 5 review 

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