Apple has been rumored to be working on a micro-USB cable for quite some time now. Last year, the Cupertino company agreed to comply with a European campaign to standardize cell phone chargers, but it has yet to ante up.
Well amongst the onslaught of announcements today, Apple made good on its promise. The company quietly rolled out a micro-USB adapter for its standard 30-pin dock connector, which enables the two interfaces to work together…
“The Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter allows you to use third-party micro USB cables and chargers to sync or charge your iPhone. Simply connect your iphone to the Micro USB Adapter, then connect a micro USB cable or charger to the Micro USB Adapter.”
With this adapter, Apple is able to fully comply with the European Union, without compromising its products’ designs. It’ll be interesting to see if they start offering it here in the states, where the micro-USB charger has also become quite common.