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Apple marks Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter as officially iPhone-compatible

Apple on Tuesday updated its product page for the Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter to officially include iPhone support, extending it beyond the iPad use the accessory was originally designed for.




Priced at $29, the adapter supports every iPhone from the iPhone 5 through to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. iPad compatibility stretches from the first Retina iPad all the way to the iPad Pro.

iPhone support was actually added with the release of iOS 9.2 earlier this month, but until now Apple's online store didn't make mention of the change.

On the same day, Apple also released a Lightning-to-SD Card Camera Reader which included not just iPhone compatibility but also USB 3.0 speeds when connected to an iPad Pro. The Pro is the only iOS device with USB 3.0 technology, albeit still embedded in Apple's proprietary Lightning port.

Adding iPhone support to camera accessories may be an acknowledgment that larger screens and storage space have made iPhones more practical for storing photos, particularly when traveling.