Is this the best new musicians' product that Apple just announced?

Our good friends over at TechRadar may have listed the 5 secret things you probably missed at Apple's launch event, but we think they missed one.

The new Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter could be the most significant new product for musicians from Apple around last night's launch event.

This new version of the adapter can now be powered by an external USB power adapter, allowing you to connect a whole host of hi-power peripherals to your iPad, including audio/MIDI interfaces, hubs, ethernet adapters and card readers.

It will be USB 3 compatible, opening up the doors for newer audio interfaces hitting the market, but only the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will benefit as the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses USB 2.

The Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter is available now for £29, and more information can be found on the Apple website (opens in new tab).

Update: Devices can be charged whilst using the adapter.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.