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Topic: Lightning

Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

12/12/2017, 12:12 pm

One small perk of the upcoming iMac Pro is a black Lightning-to-USB cable, until now unavailable from Apple.

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Apogee & Sennheiser's Ambeo headset captures 3D audio with Lightning, launches at Apple stores

12/06/2017, 10:12 am

Apogee and Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset features both a "high fidelity" listening experience, but also the ability to capture directional audio while recording a video -- and it is now available through Apple Retail in an exclusive black version.

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IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI interface that can record microphones and other instruments

11/16/2017, 11:11 pm

K Multimedia has added another device to its audio interface line, introducing the iRig Keys I/O as pair of MFi-certified MIDI controllers that can be used to create music on an iPhone or iPad, using its included keyboard or via another instrument or microphone using the device as a preamp.

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ElevationDock 4 is first Apple MFi-certified Lightning dock that works one-handed

09/07/2017, 03:09 pm

Five years after its highly successful Kickstarter campaign launched the first ElevationDock, Elevation Labs is back with a new model featuring an integrated Lightning plug, braided cable, and one-handed use that ensures it will stay in place when an iPhone -- with or without a case -- is removed.

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Pioneer's Lightning-connected Rayz Rally promises room-filling sound for music, calls on iPhone

06/20/2017, 10:06 am

The Pioneer Rayz Rally is an external wired iPhone speaker, powered through the device's Lightning port, and is suitable for both small areas, and conference rooms.

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Apple investigating light-up Lightning & USB-C cables with optical data transmission

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple has shown interest in an illuminated Lightning, Thunderbolt, or USB-C connector receptacle and cable combination, providing users both a new avenue of data transmission, as well as providing feedback on a proper connection being made.

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Why Apple is expected to stick with Lightning over USB-C in the new 'iPhone 8'

05/07/2017, 03:05 am

A new iPhone is coming and it is probably loaded with all the technology Apple can bring to bear -- but the "iPhone 8" will probably be missing USB-C when it launches. AppleInsider explains why Apple will probably stick with Lightning for at least another year.

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Fix your frayed Apple MagSafe or Lightning cables with Sugru Moldable Glue [u]

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple's MagSafe and Lightning cables are notorious for fraying under heavy use. If you want to repair your cable, rather than purchase a replacement, Sugru Moldable Glue could be the solution you've been seeking [updated].

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Review: Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard

03/04/2017, 04:03 am

Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

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All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

While the underlying technology behind the charging may change, the Lightning port will remain on all of Apple's three new iPhones coming later this year -- including the flagship "iPhone 8" --according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Questionable rumor claims Apple will ditch Lightning for USB-C on OLED 'iPhone 8'

02/28/2017, 07:02 am

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will abandon its proprietary Lightning port later this year, instead opting for a USB-C connection for charging and wired syncing. For a company that has recently doubled down on Lightning, that seems unlikely. Here's why.

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Pioneer debuts Rayz 'smart' Lightning earphones with talk and charge, six mics for noise cancelling

02/14/2017, 10:02 pm

Audio solutions specialist Pioneer on Tuesday announced Rayz, a wired earphone that leverages Lightning to power six onboard microphones, sensor-less ear detection and mapping, a dedicated multifunction button and, on one model, a unique in-line charging node.

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Review: Kanex's GoPower Watch portable battery for Apple Watch is good, but would be great with a Lightning port

02/11/2017, 02:02 pm

There's a lot to like about the Kanex GoPower Watch charger and battery for Apple Watch, especially the inclusion of an embedded magnetic watch charger and a passthrough USB port for charging your iPhone as well. But with a $100 price tag, we feel it should accept power through Lightning instead of micro USB.

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Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for switching headphones from Lightning to 3.5mm, USB-C

02/06/2017, 04:02 pm

Apple has issued a developer preview for a connector, dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems associated with "Made for i"-certified headphones, allowing them to be switched out for USB-C or legacy 3.5-millimeter audio cables.

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Shure introduces Lightning cable with integrated DAC for sound isolating earbuds

01/03/2017, 10:01 pm

Following Apple's move away from the longstanding 3.5mm headphone adapter format, Shure on Tuesday announced a Lightning cable with built-in digital-to-analog converter for owners of its earbud products.

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Scosche iPhone 7 Lightning line grows with noise isolating earbuds, Bose headphone adapter

12/16/2016, 12:12 pm

Audio company Scosche has expanded its Lightning-equipped audio gear line, and has debuted its Noise Isolation Earbuds, as well as a Lighting to 2.5mm Remote to adapt Bose headphones to the iPhone 7 family.

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Lowest Price Ever: Audeze Sine On-Ear 24-bit High-Resolution Lightning headphones for $350 ($150 off)

12/12/2016, 02:12 pm

This week only, AppleInsider readers can use an exclusive $149 coupon code to grab the lowest price ever ($350!) on Audeze's SINE On-Ear Headphones with Cipher 24-bit High-Resolution Lightning cable, plus free shipping in time for the holidays and no tax on orders outside NY and NJ.

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Apple claims huge swaths of 'genuine' accessories on Amazon are counterfeit in new lawsuit [u]

10/19/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple has filed a lawsuit against a vendor called Mobile Star, accusing it of violating copyrights and trademarks by selling counterfeit accessories on Amazon and Groupon. Coincidentally, the iPhone maker claimed that a large chunk of supposedly genuine Apple accessories sold on Amazon are fake. [Updated with Amazon statement]

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X-ray of Apple's iPhone 7 Lightning headphone adapter finds mystery circuit, likely for DAC

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's new Lightning to 3.5-millimeter headphone adapter -- bundled with every new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and also sold separately for $9 -- features a unique integrated circuit, the purpose of which cannot be verified, but has likely been deduced.

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Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 update fixing Lightning EarPods bug, Photos crashes, app extension issues

09/23/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple on Friday pushed out a minor update for its newly released iOS 10 platform, squashing a handful of bugs for iPhone and iPad users, most notably one related to controls on Lightning-connected headphones.

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