updated 02:38 pm EDT, Mon September 17, 2012
Lightning adapter not exclusive after all
Apple's new iPods and third-party Lightning adapters are now appearing on Amazon, AppleInsider observes. In terms of iPods, people can now preorder the updated Nano and Touch models, which ship in October. Amazon is also advertising the new Shuffle lineup, though the products are basically unchanged.
Some of the Lightning 30-pin adapters include products from iTronz and Nanotch. Both are far cheaper than the official adapters sold by Apple, which start at $29. Apple is also currently sold out, leaving the new gear as some of the only options for people who have 30-pin accessories but want a new Nano, Touch, or iPhone 5 at launch. The iPhone 5 ships this Friday.