Apple’s expensive Lightning to USB-C adapter | ENBLE

Apple's expensive Lightning to USB-C adapter | ENBLE

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I can’t help but chuckle at the upcoming transition of the iPhone 15 from its trusty old Lightning plug to the more universal USB-C. Don’t get me wrong, Lightning cables are everywhere, and when you’re running low on battery, you can always count on finding someone with a spare. But let’s not forget how ubiquitous USB-C chargers, cables, and accessories have become. So, this transition is bound to go smoothly, in my opinion.

Of course, Apple being Apple, they couldn’t resist capitalizing on this change by offering an adapter. Enter the USB-C to Lightning adapter, available for a mere $29 at the Apple Store. Now, you might be wondering, what’s so special about this adapter that justifies its price tag? Well, absolutely nothing. It’s one of those borderline pointless Apple accessories that they love to design and sell to unsuspecting customers.

Sure, there are a few specialized Lightning accessories out there that won’t work with USB-C. But let’s be honest, how many of us actually use these specialized accessories? For the majority of iPhone users, the Lightning port is primarily used for charging, and that makes this adapter a bit silly, to say the least.

So, here’s a suggestion: instead of splurging on Apple’s overpriced adapter, head on over to Amazon and buy a regular USB-C cable at a fraction of the cost. In fact, even Apple’s own 1-meter USB-C cable only costs $19. With the money you save, you can treat yourself to some exciting new accessories that actually support USB-C when they hit the market.

Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s not forget about responsible recycling. When you’re done with your old Lightning tech, don’t just toss it in the trash. Take the time to recycle it properly, ensuring that it doesn’t harm the environment.

The transition of the iPhone 15 to USB-C may sound like a big deal, but in reality, it’s just another step towards universal compatibility. And hey, at least we got a good laugh out of Apple’s attempt to lighten our wallets with their unnecessary adapter.