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Topic: Lightning

Apple's Lightning authentication chip may have been reverse engineered

10/09/2012, 03:10 pm

An unauthorized accessory maker has promised that products cloning Apple's new Lightning cable are on their way, thanks to reverse engineering.


Apple starts shipping first Lightning to 30-pin Adapter orders

10/08/2012, 05:10 am

Apple on Monday sent out emails notifying a number of Australian customers that their Lightning to 30-pin Adapter orders had shipped, with an expected arrival date coming almost four weeks after sales of the iPhone 5 went live in September.


Third-party accessory makers held up by Apple's new Lightning connector rules

10/03/2012, 03:10 pm

Apple is said to have made "significant changes" to its "Made for iPhone" rules, which has prevented third-party accessory makers from promptly getting their new Lightning-compatible accessories to market.


Official iPhone 5 user guide references Apple-made dock

09/27/2012, 11:09 am

Though Apple has not released a first-party dock for the iPhone 5 and its new Lightning connector, the official iPhone 5 user guide refers to an official "iPhone Dock" accessory sold separately.


Users report some Lightning connectors get stuck in USB ports

09/26/2012, 05:09 pm

A number of iPhone 5 users have found the design of Apple's new Lightning connector allows the unit to become trapped in USB ports, with some forced to take their affected device in for service just to free the plug.


Chinese suppliers still working to clone Apple's Lightning cable and integrated chip

09/26/2012, 03:09 pm

Though some websites are selling what are claimed to be inexpensive third-party cables compatible with Apple's new Lightning port, accessory makers have not yet reverse engineered the chip found inside Apple's official cables.


Apple's Lightning port dynamically assigns pins to allow for reversible use

09/25/2012, 09:09 am

A cabling expert has taken a closer look at how Apple's new Lightning connector works, and has come to the conclusion that the 8 pins on each side of the plug are dynamically assigned, likely thanks to the use of a unique chip in the iPhone 5.


Apple's Lightning connector shortage blamed on supplier change, poor production yield rates

09/24/2012, 08:09 pm

As Apple's new iPhone 5 sees record-breaking sales, a report on Monday explains why the unit's new Lightning connector and associated adaptors are seeing stockouts.


Authentication chips discovered in teardown of Apple's new Lightning connector

09/21/2012, 01:09 pm

A user has torn apart Apple's new Lightning bolt cable and shared details on the iPhone 5 connector with AppleInsider, including a warning as to why customers should not buy third-party Lightning connectors for the time being.


Lightning connector viewed as long-term investment, may not be replaced for 10 years

09/21/2012, 05:09 am

Apple's new Lightning connector, introduced alongside the iPhone 5 last week, is thought to be a key long-term investment for the company, and will possibly have a lifetime of ten years.


Third-party Lightning to 30-pin adapters, new iPods appear on Amazon

09/17/2012, 01:09 pm

Ahead of this week's iPhone 5 launch, third-party adapters for Apple's new Lightning connector have begun to appear online. In addition, the new iPod touch and nano can also be preordered from Amazon.


Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, EarPods cost $29 each from Apple

09/12/2012, 03:09 pm

Pricing for Apple's new iOS device accessories has been revealed, and the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter will cost $29, a Lightning USB cable is $39, and the new EarPods are sold separately for $29.


Apple's new Lightning connector is 80% smaller, orientation independent

09/12/2012, 01:09 pm

Apple's new 9-pin iOS device connector, dubbed Lightning, is 80 percent smaller than its predecessor, is all-digital, and can be plugged in either way.