The introduction of the new iPhone 5 dock, dubbed Lightning, understandably caused a widespread panic among the public. The issue: whether the iPhone 5 would be able to be used with older accessories engineered to work with the now ancient 30-pin dock connector. Fortunately, Apple will also begin to offer a $30 solution in the form of an adapter for those concerned. Although meant to rectify the aforementioned issue, the adapter won't, in fact, work with many older accessories.
It's (maybe) time to officially bid farewell to the 30-pin connector that we've all grown to be so accustomed to in the past years of Apple's portable devices, and more specifically iOS devices. Apple is reportedly debating whether or not to make a transition to a smaller dock connector in attempts to save space within the device's confines itself.
On Monday, Wolfram Alpha, the online computational knowledge engine that launched in May, saw its application become available in the App Store. Per MacRumors, the app "plugs directly into Wolfram|Alpha's supercomputing cloud to deliver the unrivaled power of the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine to the mobile environment." While the app still requires an internet connection to work, it includes a special keyboard to make the entry of special characters for mathematical and other functions easy.