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Topic: Lightning

Latest iOS 12.1 beta fixes sporadic iPhone and iPad recharging issues

10/02/2018, 02:10 pm

A bug in the way iOS 12 handles charging that causes devices to not charge when connected to a power source is on its way to being rectified, with a beta release of iOS 12.1 fixing the problem on iPhones and iPads affected by the issue.

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Apple's iOS 12 update is causing sporadic issues with iPhone charging

09/29/2018, 05:09 pm

Multiple reports are suggesting that iOS 12 may have a bug, causing periodic and random issues with devices not charging when plugged in to a power source, or placed on a wireless charging pad without user interaction.

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Apple drops bundled 3.5mm adapters from all new iPhones, sticks with 5W USB-A power

09/12/2018, 04:09 pm

In a potential disappointment to some buyers, iPhones are no longer shipping with 3.5mm headphone adapters in the box, and still come with 5-watt power adapters that forego USB-C.

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Third-party USB-C to Lightning cables likely coming in 2019

09/05/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple appears to be making the final preparations to allow third parties to sell fully-certified USB-C-to-Lightning cables, a report said on Wednesday.

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Square adds Lightning connector to free credit card reader

08/29/2018, 02:08 pm

Square has updated their free magstripe card reader with a Lightning connector to finally work on the latest iPhone's without using an adapter. Now both a Lightning and 3.5mm audio jack version are available to merchants.

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Dongles & AirPods emerge as most popular Apple products at Best Buy

08/24/2018, 05:08 pm

Possibly to the retailer's chagrin, the bestselling Apple products at Best Buy may be accessories rather than the iPhones, iPads, and Macs they're made for.

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What to do when your Lightning cable won't charge your iPhone or iPad

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

It's not a common problem -- but knowing that is no help when it's just happened to you. AppleInsider shows the steps that can save you a trip to an Apple Store.

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Review: Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset offers binaural recording at a price

08/02/2018, 02:08 pm

The Ambeo Smart Headset isn't necessarily a must-have, but still sounds great and can be a relatively cheap way to get into binaural recording.

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Hands on: Mophie's Powerstation Plus XL stands out from the battery pack with built-in Lightning in, Lightning out & wireless charging

07/30/2018, 10:07 am

If you're a power-hungry iOS user who's all-in on Apple's mobile ecosystem, the new Mophie Powerstation Plus XL may very well prove itself to be a must-have accessory, as its integrated Lightning male plug and female recharging port make it a truly unique mobile battery for iPhone and iPad users.

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Hands On: Sennheiser's Lightning-connected, binaural Ambeo Smart Headset

07/24/2018, 04:07 pm

Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset promises to go beyond most Lightning headphones by offering not just noise cancellation but binaural recording.

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iOS 12 developer beta 4 requires device to be unlocked before connecting any USB accessories

07/17/2018, 01:07 pm

Your iPhone's Lightning port will be even more locked down come iOS 12, which has adding an additional layer of security in the fourth developer beta.

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How to use Apple's latest 'USB Restricted Mode' security feature included in iOS 11.4.1

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Tucked away within the latest iOS 11.4.1 update, Apple included a new security feature that has been making headlines -- USB Restricted Mode. AppleInsider walks you through the new feature, how it works, and discusses if it really is that secure.

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No Lightning or USB-C in a future iPhone is a very bad idea

06/22/2018, 11:06 am

Buried in a report about the AirPower was a tidbit suggesting that Apple considered removing the Lightning port in its entirety in the iPhone X. That is an amazingly bad idea right now for many reasons.

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Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup may mark the end of the Lightning connector

06/12/2018, 08:06 am

Apple could replace the Lightning port in its 2019 iPhone and iPad releases, a supply chain report claims, suggesting Apple is likely to give up on using its proprietary connection in its flagship products.

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Nomad's upgraded Battery Cable simplifies on-the-go iPhone charging

06/12/2018, 03:06 am

Nomad's popular Battery Cable, which integrates a battery pack into a Lightning-enabled charging cable, has received a significant upgrade, with the second-generation version enhanced by a more robust exterior, higher capacity battery and other changes.

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Belkin intros Lightning to headphone jack cable for iPhone 7 and newer

05/22/2018, 01:05 pm

Accessory maker Belkin on Tuesday launched a straightforward 3.5mm-to-Lightning audio cable, offering a way for owners of recent iPhones to connect to 3.5-millimeter headphones and speakers.

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Apple's next iPhone may ship with more powerful USB-C charger

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Apple may finally bundle a more powerful 18-Watt USB-C wall charger with its next generation iPhones due this fall, according a relatively unfamiliar source.

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First look: Master & Dynamic Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable with DAC, mic

04/28/2018, 02:04 pm

Premium headphone maker Master & Dynamic began offering an in-house way for its customers to plug its gear into Apple's latest iPhones without the need for a Lightning-to-headphone adapter. AppleInsider got its hands on the new cable and offers a first look at the accessory.

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Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the go

04/26/2018, 02:04 pm

Blue's Raspberry microphone is the ultimate portable mic that works not just with your Mac or PC, but your iPhone and iPad as well -- but isn't the best choice for an arm-mount or for the less mobile.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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