Apple is finally set to release an adapter that lets people use the common Micro-USB-based charger with its iPhones.
As the company unveiled its iPhone 4S on Tuesday, it also put the iPhone Micro-USB adapter on its Apple Store websites across Europe. The adapter will ship on 14 October, as will the iPhone 4S, a souped-up version of the popular iPhone 4. However, it will sell as a paid-for extra, rather than shipping in the box with new devices.
It is now four years since major handset manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG agreed on Micro-USB as the basis for a common phone charger. Industry body the GSM Association threw its weight behind the decision in February 2009, and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) released a standard for the charger in October of that year.
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