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Four New Lightning Cables To Hit Apple Store Today

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While we are waiting for the iPad mini introduction, the Apple store has gone down, as usual ahead of every Apple event. But the smaller 7.85-inch iPad, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and iMac isn’t the only reason: 9to5mac heard that four new Lightning cables will hit the Apple Store today.

Lightning cables

As their sources point out, Apple will introduce a new 60W MacSafe 2 power adapter and a 12W USB power adapter during the iPad mini event, as well as four new Lightning cables: Lightning to USB camera adapter, Lightning to SD card, Lightning to VGA and Lightning Digital AV.

An interesting thing to note here was highlighted by 9to5Mac’s Seth Weinraub: “Apple has broken out the Lightning USB adapter from the SD card kit and are charging $29 for each.”

One of the first things that pops up when looking at the list: the new USB power adapter for the iPad has increased in wattage from 10W to 12W. This 2W rise could solve the iPad charging issue: as you may have already experienced, the new iPad takes a lifetime to charge, so a bump in wattage could speed up the charging process.

The 60W MagSafe 2 power adapter is available certainly for the rumored 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

[Via 9to5mac, Image credit: 9to5mac]

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  • I charge my iPad overnight so I don’t feel the pain on the length of time to charge…but I may invest in a 12w adapter anyway. I got the need for speed! 😉

  • Cshudson

    Lightning to VGA!!
    Now I can use my iPhone with my projector again.

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