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Topic: Lightning

Cirrus Logic unveils Apple-authorized Lightning headphone development kit

06/29/2016, 01:06 pm

With rumors strongly suggesting Apple's next-generation iPhone will lack a traditional headphone jack, supplier Cirrus Logic this week announced the release of a new development kit that will enable companies to make Made for iPhone-certified Lightning headphones.

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Chinese company advertises new Lightning-to-headphone adapters ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 7'

05/30/2016, 02:05 pm

With Apple's next-generation iPhone rumored to ditch the legacy 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, one Chinese accessory maker is hoping to capitalize on the anticipated switch, and is now advertising a series of Lightning-to-headphone adapters with separate volume controls.

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'iPhone 7' schematics suggest dual camera, Smart Connector will be exclusive to 5.5" Plus model

05/11/2016, 11:05 am

A new series of images rumored to show the design of both the "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus" suggest that Apple's larger 5.5-inch model will be the only one to receive a dual-lens camera, as well as the magnetic Smart Connector.

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Review: Logi Base Smart Connector charging dock is the best way to juice your iPad Pro

04/30/2016, 10:04 am

MagSafe has long been a defining feature of Apple's market leading notebooks. Thanks to the Smart Connector charging capabilities first introduced by the new Logi Base dock for iPad Pro, Apple's iDevices now have their own convenient MagSafe equivalent.

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Rumored 'iPhone 7 Plus' schematic shows dual-lens camera & Smart Connector, lacks headphone jack

04/27/2016, 01:04 pm

The rumored design of Apple's next-generation iPhone appears to be taking shape thanks to continued leaks out of the Far East, which are now consistently showing a new design with a larger, still protruding camera lens, a Smart Connector port, and the absence of a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Intel pushes USB-C as headphone jack's successor

04/27/2016, 10:04 am

The technology world has a seething hatred of the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack -- or so it seems, given that chip giant Intel is the latest company to propose replacing the aging plug with a digital alternative.

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What Smart Connector charging could mean for the 'iPhone 7' and beyond

04/26/2016, 10:04 am

Now that we know Apple will let its Smart Connector do more than just clip on a keyboard, rumors that it will make its way from the iPad Pro lineup to the iPhone make much more sense. AppleInsider takes a look at the changes that might bring.

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First look: Logi Base is the first device to charge your iPad Pro via Smart Connector

04/26/2016, 03:04 am

Apple's magnetic Smart Connector is no longer just for keyboard accessories. The new Logi Base Charging Stand with Smart Connector uses the input capabilities of the new port to recharge both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

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Rumor again claims Apple's 'iPhone 7' will ditch headphone jack for Lightning EarPods, sport Smart Connector

04/13/2016, 01:04 pm

The design for the next-generation "iPhone 7" may have already leaked, a new report claims, adding new details about Bluetooth EarPods that will allegedly pair and charge through the Lightning port.

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First look: Apple's new USB 3 Lightning to USB-C cable and Camera Adapter for iPad Pro

03/24/2016, 06:03 pm

Owners of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now tap into the greater power of the device's Lightning port thanks to a pair of new USB 3-based accessories released this week: A USB-C to Lightning cable, and a Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with USB-A port input and power passthrough.

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Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro

03/21/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple's new USB 3 Lightning accessories offer faster file transfers and battery recharging abilities, but the only Apple device with a USB 3 Lightning port supporting those featuers remains the jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if Apple allows USB 3 Lightning cables

02/12/2016, 11:02 am

The USB 3 capable Lightning port on Apple's iPad Pro could use an incoming charge of up to 29 watts, matching the abilities of Apple's 12-inch MacBook. But without any USB 3 Lightning cables yet available on the market, this power remains untapped for now.

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Apple marks Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter as officially iPhone-compatible

12/22/2015, 11:12 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its product page for the Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter to officially include iPhone support, extending it beyond the iPad use the accessory was originally designed for.

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Apple Music reportedly preparing Hi Res Audio streaming for 2016

12/20/2015, 07:12 pm

Apple is said to be developing a new Hi-Res Audio format featuring an expanded 96kHz, 24bit sampling rate for its Apple Music subscribers, leveraging the higher fidelity audio output capabilities of Lightning ports.

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Apple releases faster USB 3.0 Lightning to SD card reader for iPad Pro

12/08/2015, 01:12 pm

The faster USB 3.0 port hidden within the iPad Pro now has its first official accessory: A new Lightning to SD card reader that takes advantage of the next-generation port exclusive to Apple's jumbo-sized iPad.

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iPad Pro contains USB 3.0 controller, hints at ultra-fast Lightning connector

11/12/2015, 07:11 pm

A day after iPad Pro launched on Wednesday, teardowns and reviews of the gigantic tablet reveal Apple quietly included USB controller hardware capable of supporting high-speed USB 3.0 data connections, suggesting a faster Lightning protocol is in the works.

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Lightning strikes: Apple TV, Apple Pencil double down on proprietary port

09/11/2015, 12:09 pm

The announcement of the new reversible USB-C port, and its subsequent embrace by Apple in the 12-inch MacBook, led to speculation that the Lightning connector could be on the way out. But the company signaled otherwise this week, when it made Lightning a key component of the new Apple Pencil, as well as the Apple TV's Siri Remote.

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Apple adds new Lightning dock for iPhone 6, 6 Plus

05/19/2015, 10:05 am

Alongside updates to its MacBook Pro and Retina iMac lines, Apple on Tuesday released a small but long-anticipated accessory for iPhone owners with an all-new Lightning dock designed to work with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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First look: Philips shows off Lightning-connected Fidelio M2L headphones

01/08/2015, 10:01 pm

At its CES booth this year, Philips showed off its Fidelio M2L headphones, which hold the title as the world's first the world's first Lightning-connected headphones.

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Lightning-connected headphones proliferate with new models from Philips and JBL

01/08/2015, 02:01 pm

Six months after Apple first announced a program that would allow headphone manufacturers to connect their cans directly to an iOS device's Lightning port, the first models to take full advantage of the Lightning port's capabilities are being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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