It’s no secret a lot of people are salivating at the chance to take a bite out of Apple’s newest iPhone. The new iPhone 5 has plenty of new bells and whistles to boast: it’s bigger, faster and has a better camera.
But the downside appears to be on the bottom of the phone.
“The new connector is bitter sweet,” said Justin Saturley, a technician with Tampa’s iHospital.
Dubbed “Lightning,” the connector is smaller than the one that’s used on current Apple products, which means you’ll need an adapter for your old accessories. And Apple will be happy to sell you the new adapter, for around $30.
“There was no way for them to make the phone thinner and better without changing that connector. That 30 pin connecter was so just so large,” Saturley said.
The technicians at the iHospital hope to have them soon after launch. For most, it’ll be a must-buy along with their shiny new phone.