With the launch of the new iPhone 5 and the new Lightning connector, many people users are scrabbling for extra Lightning cables and convertors to supplement the sole cable that is supplied with the iPhone 5. There are official Lightning cables and Lightning adapters available from Apple, but for those who don’t want to pay Apple prices, Amazon seems to be an alternative to try and secure a third party cable or adapter for a much lower price. That may, however, be a little easier said than done.
According to a report from Gizmodo, it’s going to be a couple of months before third party suppliers are able to analyze, design, build and ship cheaper alternatives to the Lightning cables that are currently only supplied by Apple. According to the report, it’s going to be at least 2 months before cheaper unofficial cables become available, primarily because the technology that Apple has implemented inside the Lightning cables is not fully understood.
Therefore, if you are planning on ordering a cable from a third party supplier, be sure to check the shipping estimates before you do so, as it’s unlikely you are going to see that cable or adapter any time soon.