Apple to sell Lightning adapters for HDMI and VGA, says report

An Apple spokesman reportedly tells The Verge the two new Lightning adapters will be available in the coming months.

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Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter may be getting some company.
Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter may be getting some company. Apple

Apple may be adding to its lineup of Lightning adapters.

The company will sell Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters in "the coming months," an Apple spokesman reportedly told The Verge.

The two new adapters would join the Lightning to 30-pin adapter for Apple's new iPhone and iPods.

The 30-pin adapter already will come in two variations: a $39 7-inch adapter cable and a $29 stub adapter. Both are listed as shipping in two to three weeks, which would mean around early October.

The Apple Web site does confirm that the Lightning to 30-pin adapter supports analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging, but does not support video output.

So if you want to connect your new iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPod Nano to your big-screen TV or other video source, it seems you'll have to wait for one of the new HDMI or VGA adapters.

CNET contacted Apple for comment and will update the story when we receive more information.

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