Apple has started to ship its accessories for the iPhone 5, almost three weeks since the phone itself went on sale. We've taken delivery of two of the most important accessories that all iPhone 5 owners are looking for. A second Lightning to USB cable (£15) for charging, and the Lightning to 30-pin Adaptor (£25) for connecting an iPhone 5 to 30-pin products such as speaker and docks.
The packaging is minimal in both cases. Small white Apple boxes and inside each box is a Warranty booklet, Certification and Compliance booklet, and the device itself.
Here is the Lightning to 30-pin adaptor. As you'd imagine it's a small device and does what it says: an old style 30-pin cable goes in one end and the other end slots into the iPhone 5.
And here's the Lightning to USB cable It's the same as the one you get with the iPhone 5 itself, although we imagine many people will want to own more than one of these devices.
Both are currently being reviewed by the Macworld team. One point to note is that initial tests for the Lightning to 30-pin adaptor show that, as expected, it streams audio but not video. It does not work with the Apple HDMI adaptor (and that Apple is currently not shipping a Lightning to HDMI cable, which could make using the device for presentations and to stream video impossible).