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Apple to Ship Micro USB Adapter from October 14

Apple Inc. is going to make available an official adapter in order to allow users to charge their iOS devices through a Micro USB cable.

The move has been taken by the company in order to abide by the guidelines set by the European Union last year that demanded all handset makers to embrace the Micro USB cable as an industry standard, instead of each of them coming up with their own, proprietary charging cables.

The new add-on will be made available in the UK Apple store (opens in new tab) from October 14, and it will be priced at just £8.

The decision to introduce the new connector has come after a couple years after the company had agreed to fall in line with the European standards and cater for Micro-USB charging.

There were already a number of third party devices available in the market for the same purpose though-- however, this is the first time when Apple took matters on its own hand and launched an official product to allow charging of iOS devices using the micro USB technology.

Though the product will be priced at £8, it is highly likely that Cupertino based tech giant is planning to offer it for free with the new iPhone 4S.

Ravi Mandalia

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