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Apple releases USB 3-compatible SD card reader

Apple USB 3 Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader for iPhone and iPad
Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
This $29 USD adapter allows its users to move photos from SD cards to iPhone handsets and iPad tablets, offering support for standard video and image formats, including JPEG and RAW.

Those who already got a last-gen iPhone or iPad can get themselves an Apple accessory as Christmas present as the Cupertino giant has just added a companion to the recently released smart battery pack. The Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is a USB 3-compatible adapter that allows to easily move images and video content from a camera's SD card to an iPhone, iPad, or an iPad Pro.

The official product description reveals that the new Apple accessory "supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4." Unfortunately, it only supports USB 3 data transfer speeds on iPad Pro, while all the other iPad and iPhone models are stuck to USB 2.0 transfer rates.

The list of compatible iPhone models starts with the iPhone 5 while the iPad models compatible with the Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader are these: iPad mini to iPad mini 4, iPad Air and iPad Air 2, iPad with Retina display, as well as the iPad Pro. The price of this handy accessory is $29 USD (free shipping included).

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12-10 (Update: 2015-12-10)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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