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Cables and Adaptors for iPhone 5

The Apple iPhone 5 was first released in the UK in 2012 as part of Apple's sixth generation of its hugely popular iPhone series. A range of accessories including cables and adaptors for iPhone 5 is available including mains adaptors, USB cables and audio adaptors which can be used to charge and sync your device with an assortment of other tech in order to get the best performance from your phone.

An essential piece of kit to charge up your device, over time there may be a need to replace a worn USB cable and mains adaptor for your iPhone 5. This and other cables and adaptors for iPhone 5 can be purchased as genuine Apple branded products. Alternatively, there is a wide range available from compatible trusted brands such as Belkin, Anker and Griffin as well as a large selection of unbranded items.

Audio adaptors

Audio adaptors for iPhone 5 are a useful buy, particularly if you have an older docking station or device which you would like to work with your iPhone 5. In this case, convertor cables and adaptors will enable you to plug your iPhone 5 into your old docking station, car sound system or Apple speaker system and support data syncing and charging.

Lightning connector

Various USB cables are available for use which can extend your iPhone 5's functionality when used with an Apple Lightning connector. First introduced in 2012, the Lightning connector replaced Apple's 30-pin dock connector. It is compatible with all Apple iOS systems.

Much smaller in size than the old dock connector, having just eight signal pins, this electrical accessory can be used with your super-slim iPhone 5. Lightning to USB cables will simultaneously charge and sync data from your iPhone 5 to a Mac or PC, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers and other such hardware.

The Lightning connector also has an internal processor that can tell which way around you have plugged it in so that if it is the wrong way around the connector will simply re-route the electrical signal to suit.

Screen mirroring

Cables and adaptors for iPhone 5 also include HDMI cables. USB to HDMI cables once connected to a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) will support screen mirroring so that apps, presentations, websites slideshows and more can be viewed on the big screen of any HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector or other compatible display in up to 1080p.

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