By Nerino Petro at 2 October, 2012, 9:29 pm
Great post on lifehacker Get a Cheaper iPhone 5 Charger by Skipping the 30-Pin Adapter about saving yourself some cash by just saying no to the latest expensive Apple adapter. It seems that buried on the Apple website is a USB to Lightning cable – no 30 pin conversion required. Oh, the humanity! Actually, this is a great post that shows that you can fail to seer the forest for the trees: It's not the charger that is the problem, it's the old cable. So why use an old style cable to convert down to the Lightning adapter? Just go from the adapter to the iPhone 5.
You already have a bunch of old chargers that come with USB-to-AC adapters, so the USB cable is all you really need to charge your iPhone 5. It isn't highly publicized on Apple's site, but it's there, and it's better than shelling out $30 or $40 just to charge your phone. Hit the link below to check it out.
So save yourself some green by skipping the adapter and buying a new cable buried in the Apple store. And just think, you can look at your friends who buy the adapters and ask them why they didn't just buy the cable and save some cash.