Apple unveiled its iPhone 5, which will go on sale later this month. One feature possible iPhone 5 owners need to know about is the smartphones new Lightning connector that replaces the current 30-pin connector found on Apple products such as the iPhone 4S or 4.
Some cars from Hyundai and Kia to luxury brands such as BMW and Audi have special cables or cradles designed for the current design. If you buy a new iPhone 5, youll also need to purchase an adapter from Apple that allows the new smartphone to work with your now-outdated car. The adapter is $29 and looks rather large. It likely will make a current cradle that is sized for an iPhone 4 impossible to use as it was intended.
Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor said Hyundais latest models work without the use of a proprietary cable, but for earlier models that do, he confirmed youd need the new Apple adapter for full iPhone 5 integration.
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