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.
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]