We have all known for a long time that Apple can sometimes overcharge for a simple thing like a cable or a plug, and the newly announced Lightning Adapter is no different, setting you back £25 for what is simply a connector that turns into another connector and probably costs a couple of quid to make.

But the thing is, it’s going to be kinda of necessary to buy the Lightning to 30-pin connector in October to make sure all of your current accessories can still be used, “Use this intelligent and ultra-compact adapter to connect your 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector,” Apple explains on their website.

But is it really?

Well if you head further down the page you will notice the following small print,  “Many of your 30-pin accessories.* Video and iPod Out not supported.” “*Some 30-pin accessories are not supported.”

Which could mean that this new connector may not support any of your accessories anyway, you’re best bet is to just buy one of the new iPhone 5 docking stations if I was you, which Apple has said a number of third-party speaker manufacturers are already working on, including Bowers & Wilkins, JBL, Bose and Bang & Olufsen.

So what do you think about this new adapter? Let us know in the comments below.

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