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Fender unveils Squier USB Stratocaster that talks to iOS, lends cred to iPad jam sessions (video)

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Fender unveils Squire USB Stratocaster that talks to iOS devices, lends authenticity to GarageBand sessions

There’s no shortage of instruments and peripherals to make GarageBand sing on iOS gear. Anyone jonesing for well-known instruments has had few options, however, which makes Fender’s launch of a USB-capable Squier Stratocaster something of a watershed moment. While it can plug into any quarter-inch jack or a computer’s full USB port, the extremely familiar electric guitar will strum its notes directly into any older iPad, iPhone or iPod touch through a pre-supplied 30-pin cable; yes, you’ll need a pricey adapter to rock out on an iPad mini. All the familiar controls and outputs you’d anticipate are present, including a 3.5mm headphone jack for some quiet practice in the den. Fender’s $200 price puts the USB Squier well within reach of mobile musicians — we just wish other guitar makers would follow suit.

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