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Apple promise that iPhone 5-compatible HDMI, VGA cables are coming soon

HDMI, VGA adapters coming for the new iPhone 5 says Apple

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 15, 2012 05:35 am CDT - 0 mins, 49 secs reading time

Apple's iPhone 5 announcement and launch has caused quite the stir, especially with their new, and very annoying Lighting dock connector. People have voiced concerns over the backwards compatibility of the new Lightning to 30-pin adapter, that it wouldn't pass any video, and might not work at all with audio docks.


But, The Verge has reported that Apple is making a Lightning to HDMI, as well as a Lightning to VGA adapter. The Verge quoted an Apple spokesperson, who said they "will be available in the coming months".

The problem here is that without these adapters, iPhone 5 owners' only chance of outputting video from the iPhone 5 would be to use AirPlay. The problem that I have is, Apple knew they were working on the new iPhone 5 probably 1-2 years ago, and they would've solidified these plans for the Lightning connector quite a few months ago, if not more, and we're not seeing adapters for a few months on the biggest smartphone launch, ever?

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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