iPhone 5 accessories
I have a lot invested from the past three years in cables, chargers, cases, speakers, docks, radios, etc., all of which will probably be useless if I get the iPhone 5, especially if it has a different plug. Most of my 4 accessories fit my 4S, and even some of the ones I got for my 3GS. Now it looks like I'll be back to zero.
What kind of accessories do you think will be available on release day? I'm guessing there'll be no cheapos on Amazon, so I'll have to pay $50 for a basic case or $30 just for a bumper. (No freebie this time.) No cordless charger or battery cases. I guess there will be an adapter to buy so I can use my FM transmitters and cords. Probably won't fit on my 3' speaker dock, I'm guessing. At least I can still use all my stereo cords, although it may be awkward on the bottom.
- 09-11-2012, 08:14 AM #2
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- 09-11-2012, 05:37 PM #4
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- 09-11-2012, 06:53 PM #6
I knew there would be an adapter, but no adapter is going to make my cases fit, including my battery cases, my PowerMat wireless charging case, my wallet case, my Boxwave car mount case, etc. If the adapter is like the HDMI adapter there's no way, and if it's like the micro-USB adapter dongle, it might work or be too unstable for my stereo dock. The one pictured at http://www.melablog.it/post/28637/gl...-5-e-ipad-mini might work, though. And if it's only $10, that's not bad.
- 09-12-2012, 08:43 AM #8
- 09-12-2012, 08:53 AM #9iPhone Newbie
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Am I the only one who sees an adapter that goes from old connector to new just for stereo docks and such? Like a small spacer with the connectors on it. if you have too much invested in accessories wait until the accessories catch up to the new phone, or rock the 4 til the end of time
- 09-12-2012, 09:28 AM #11
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- 09-12-2012, 09:39 AM #13
Now we know, it's not $10, but $29, and there's also a $39 one with a cable, neither available until October.
But with the cable adapter, I can still use my battery cases like external batteries by plugging the cable inside the bottom of the case, although it's less than ideal, especially since they cost me less than the adapter will. (Funny, I was just checking the new YouTube app and there was a video featured of Georgia reviewing one of my battery cases.)
- 09-12-2012, 04:22 PM #15
- 09-12-2012, 04:39 PM #16
I don't know if the phone itself will be too long for your dock, but you should be able to use the Lightning cable with any USB charger, without an adapter. I like USB chargers, because you can charge anything with them, even electronic cigarettes, and you can get them cheap. I also bought a bunch of retractable USB-to-30-pin cables just for the car, for next to nothing.
If you do have one of those 30-pin chargers, you can also use the $39 adapter, which has a cable:
My old Boxwave car mount won't fit because it was designed to fit snugly around the 4, and I was lucky it fit the 4S, too, but my Kensington uses a clamp design which will fit anything roughly the same width. What are you using?
- 09-12-2012, 06:55 PM #18
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- 09-13-2012, 03:19 PM #22
I just read this: Apple's $30 Lightning adapter won't work with old speakers - Sep. 13, 2012
Say it ain't so. Now my wife will be really mad. There goes the car dock and Bose docks we have if we go for the iPhone 5....
- This adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* Video and iPod Out not supported. (*Some 30-pin accessories are not supported.)
(Written while watching Netflix on TV through an iPhone 4.)
- 09-13-2012, 09:22 PM #24
- 09-13-2012, 09:24 PM #25