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Topic: Lightning

Rumor claims 2019 iPhone will get 10MP TrueDepth camera, stick to Lightning

01/16/2019, 04:01 pm

Although Apple is expected to deliver significant upgrades to the rear-shooting camera on 2019 iPhones, other components may not follow suit, a rumor claimed on Wednesday.

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Anker to debut USB-C to Lightning cables in March, audio adapter in April

01/14/2019, 06:01 pm

Accessory juggernaut Anker on Monday previewed its first USB-C to Lightning cables, saying the accessories should ship out in March.

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Yubico hardware authentication through Lightning coming to the iPhone and iPad

01/08/2019, 12:01 pm

Yubico has received MFi certification from Apple, meaning that there is a Lightning YubiKey dongle for authentication coming to the iPhone and iPad soon.

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Hands on with the worlds first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable from Belkin

01/08/2019, 10:01 am

While wandering the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider goes hands-on with what may be the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable certified through Apple -- Belkin's BoostCharge USB-C to Lightning.

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Third-party USB-C Lightning cables made official at CES by Griffin

01/07/2019, 12:01 pm

Griffin is also coming to market with a third-party USB-C to Lightning cable suitable for connecting Apple's newest hardware to the iPhone.

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First third-party USB-C to Lightning cable is the Belkin BoostCharge

01/07/2019, 07:01 am

Belkin has introduced a collection of BoostCharge cables for connecting devices requiring power to chargers and power banks, with the series featuring the first third-party USB-C to Lightning cable that has been approved by Apple.

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Apple's USB-C charger and third-party USB-C Lightning cables are good signs for future iPhones

12/06/2018, 11:12 am

Apple is now selling its own 18W USB-C charger and is now allowing third-party MFi certified Lightning to USB-C cables. AppleInsider discusses why this is a good sign for future USB-C parity in all of Apple's chargers.

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Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

12/04/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

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Apple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die

11/16/2018, 03:11 pm

USB-C is slowly, but surely, replacing all the cables in our lives and is trying to be the ubiquitous solution to power all our gadgets. The one holdback before the format can accomplish this task, is insistence on maintaining the USB-A connector, and our old friend, Apple's Lightning cable. One of them has to go, and it isn't Lightning.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge battery pack with Lightning makes powering up easier

11/08/2018, 03:11 pm

The new Belkin BoostCharge 10K battery pack with Lightning simplifies the charging process by allowing you to use the same cable to charge your battery that you do for your iPhone.

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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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