Apple is releasing four new Lightning cables today (USB, SDCard, Digital AV, VGA), New iPads will require more wattage

We got word that Apple will release a set of new Lightning cables at today’s event. The four cables and prices are below.

Note: Apple has broken out the Lightning USB adapter from the SD card kit, and it is charging $29 for each (thanks!). Most people will probably opt to buy the Lightning USB adapter and a cheap USB-to-SDCard adapter.

Also, note that a new 60W MagSafe power adapter is available almost certainly for new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.

Perhaps most interesting, the new USB power adapter for new iPads is 12W up from 10W. That bump up in wattage could allow much faster charging and perhaps fix one of the most complained about features of the iPad third-generation: the long time it takes to charge.

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