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.iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2
iPhone user since 2009
- 09-11-2012, 08:14 AM #2
- 09-11-2012, 10:45 AM #3
- 09-11-2012, 05:37 PM #4
- 09-11-2012, 06:02 PM #5
There will be an easy to use adaptor that will be very affordable...Apple wouldn't just change the whole game up without taking this into consideration (considering how integrated the iPhone has become over the last few years)."Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 09-11-2012, 06:53 PM #6
- 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
- 09-12-2012, 09:28 AM #12"Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
- 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
- 09-13-2012, 12:24 AM #20
- 09-13-2012, 02:28 AM #21
- 09-13-2012, 03:19 PM #22
- 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.)iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2
iPhone user since 2009
- 09-13-2012, 09:22 PM #24
- 09-13-2012, 09:24 PM #25