Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter

Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter
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Bought the Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$28. Initially it was only available in Europe as in Europe if you are selling mobile phones, it has to come with Micro USB connectivity. But last Saturday, in a surprise move by Apple, they decided to make it available for all.

Previously, the Apple 30-pin Connector to Micro USB Adapter is only available in Europe and still is.

Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
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Bought the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$42. Bought it on Monday, 8th October 2012 and got it within the same week on Friday, 12th October 2012.

I don’t think it is out in retail stores yet, probably in a week or two, but I expect it to be out of stock the moment it is available in stores, like what happen to the Apple Lightning to USB Cable.

Apple Lightning to USB Cable (1m)

Apple Lightning to USB Cable (1m)
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Bought the Apple Lightning to USB Cable from Funan’s Multimedia Integrated for S$28. They still have stocks the last I checked.

It is difficult to get the cable during this period as it is out of stock almost everywhere as everyone is rushing to get a spare cable for their car or office, and Apple Online Store lead time is 2-3 weeks!

Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive
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I also ordered the Apple USB SuperDrive for S$98 together with the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

The only reason why I got it is because my brother and Li Xiang are getting their MacBook Air/MacBook Pro with Retina Display soon and I thought I might as well get the drive so that I can share it with them (and also blog about it). My brother would probably need it to install the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium, and Li Xiang would probably need it to burn her artwork for printing shops or for her clients.

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
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Ordered the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter for S$38 on the day it was announced at WWDC 2012 and it was delivered to me the following day!

Looks like they already have ready stock in Singapore. I went to Funan’s Multimedia Integrated and could not find it, apparently they have not distributed it to the resellers yet. I really wish Apple would open a store here in Singapore, like what they did in Hong Kong.

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
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Got the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter for S$35.51 (normal price is S$38) from iStudio located in Changi Airport Terminal 3 while I went to Malaysia for my birthday celebration.

As you are aware by now the MacBook Air does not come with an ethernet port because of its slim design, so if you need to use a LAN cable for MacBook Air, this adapter is your best and only bet. Call me old fashion but I still prefer to transfer files over LAN as it is the speed is much faster and more stable.

Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011)

Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011)
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When I first joined mig33 back on 1st February 2010, I got a brand new MacBook Pro 15″ (Mid 2009) running on Intel Core 2 Duo (2.66 GHz) and with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Over the years, my MacBook Pro became slower and slower as applications get more and more intensive and OS gets more and more resource demanding.

I made a couple of “complains” to my immediate supervisor and eventually he approved my Purchase Order (PO) to get a new MacBook.

Apple TV (2nd Generation)

Apple TV (2nd Generation)
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Bought the Apple TV (2nd Generation) from San Francisco’s Apple Store for US$99 (after tax is US$107.67 = S$136.96).

I wish they sold it in Singapore but because there is no iTunes Movies/TV Shows rental service in Singapore, I doubt it will happen anytime soon. Nevertheless, it is still not a bad media player for that price. Not forgetting that the Apple TV is powered by Apple A4 chip.

Apple – The Company Store

Apple – The Company Store
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After my trip to Google Building 44, I headed down to Apple – The Company Store which is located at 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014. It is about 15 minutes drive from Google Building 44.

The famous “I visited the mothership” t-shirt is no longer in print, and now the new t-shirt design prints “I visited the Apple campus, but that’s all I’m allowed to say.”

Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter

Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter
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The Apple iPhone Micro USB Adapter is currently only being sold in the UK Apple Stores (both online and retail) for £8.00 (S$16.23).

I bought it from the Apple Store at Regent Street when I was there in London for Nokia World 2011. I think it is a good gift to give to people who are Apple fans because you can’t get it anywhere else in the world!