Apple launches shorter Lightning cable, rounder headphones

By , Feb 14, 2013

Apple 0.5 meter Lightning to USB cable

Just as Scosche launched its new wall and car Lightning chargers earlier this morning (in addition to the world’s first official retractable Lightning-to-USB cable), Apple has made some tweaks to some of its own accessories.

Surprisingly enough, the new and shorter 0.5-meter Lightning to USB cable costs the same nineteen bucks as Apple’s 1-meter Lightning to USB cable, making the purchase of the latter a no-brainer. The shorter Lightning cable arrives just as Apple last month unveiled the new $29 0.5-meter Thunderbolt cable. Also new: a tweaked In-Ear Headphones…

The online Apple store says the 1-meter cable does not support audio or video output, but that mention is gone from the shorter cable page.

According to MacRumors which first spotted these products on the US online store, the pricey $79 In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic are now slightly tweaked with a more rounded design for the remote.

Apple In Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic (old and new)
The old design (right) versus the new, more rounded look (left).

The tweaked headphones are now in line with the remote found on Apple’s EarPods, which launched alongside the iPhone 5 last September.

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  • Malay Mody

    Isn’t the newer on the left?

    • Abbe

      Yes thats what it is written… ?

  • Siddharth Desai

    Nineteen bucks. Not ninety.

  • http://twitter.com/PauloRuberto pauןo ruberto

    This article is riddled with errors..

    “same ninety bucks”
    “The old design (left) versus the new, more rounded look (right)”

    • seyss

      2 errors doesnt constitute a “riddle”

  • Andrew Jr.

    Pretty sure the pics are on the wrong sides haha

  • http://twitter.com/DJYouso Youso

    Why do you even bother to write about this stuff? Trashhh

    • Johnathan Jennings

      1. It’s not trash, me and other people included love reading these things.
      2. It’s Informative. Maybe I want a shorter lightening cable for my i5 for my desk so it doesn’t cause as much clutter.
      3. Because its his job! He gets paid to write these things.
      Don’t call others hard work trash, no one appreciates it. Here is my dislike. You piece of Trashhh.

    • Justin Lo

      Hey y’all, we all love technology articles, u might be some bud’s from the 70s who knows no shit. But it’s now 10 years into 21 century so learn to get your ass tighten up …..

  • Ernie Marin

    chinese cable knockoff $4.00 bucks, and chinese earphones knockoff $5.00 bucks, and they are knockoffs because they don’t have the apple logo on them, and yet the iphone is made in china and because it has the apple logo it’s an original.

    • Johnathan Jennings

      Chinese SHIT is designed and made in China. APPLE Designs their products in California. Then the top of the line quality parts are shipped to Foxconn for ASSEMBLY. just because it comes from china doesn’t mean shit. Apple’s stuff is more expensive because the build quality and pieces inside are best available. The Chinese shit is the cheapest available, that’s why it’s so cheap. Just stop posting stupid comments like this.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        While I agree with some of what you said, I wouldn’t call Apple’s pieces are the best available. Google ‘Image persistence (or retention) iPad’, ‘image persistence rMBP’ and ‘scuffgate iPhone5′ to name a few.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380073379 Quang Truong

      But genuine products are designed in California, and made from high-quality parts. $4.00 chinese cables are all trash. You are going to compare genuine Rolex watches with chinese fake and cheap Rolex watches, aren’t you?

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

    fixed the caption and the typos

    • Johnathan Jennings

      Good work sir, great article. Love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/burak.bayrakdar Burak Bayrakdar

    Not the Headphones are rounder, the Remote is !

  • Travis Hinde

    This is the same guy that posted the terrible poll on 6.1 battery issues Im guessing.

  • Tr1pTr0p

    I hope I’m not the only one who prefers the old edgy remote design over the new rounded one.

    • http://twitter.com/burlow burlow

      the one on the right looks better, but the button feedback is hugely improved on the new (left) design. you would sometimes be unable to tell if you did a middle click, or top/bottom click. with the new design, it’s virtually impossible to “mis-click”

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    the damn lightning to 30 pin adaptor cable costs $40….OMG wtf???

  • http://www.facebook.com/krayziekelz4ya Kelly Bono

    I just bought a 10ft Lightning to USB cable. The stock one was too short…I would have ZERO need for an even shorter one!

    typo’s or not, I love this blog. Grammar / Spelling police needs to calm down.