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Apple surprises everyone with a refreshed Lightning dock
A new Apple Lightning dock makes us wonder whether Apple is really going to switch everything to USB-C or not.
| May 19
Apple To Add HD Audio Playback With iOS 8, New In-Ear Headphones
Apple is set to bring higher-quality audio playback to iOS 8, and is making two related hardware developments.
| May 13
AppAdvice International: China Mobile, Lightning Connectors, Sky Sports And More
Check out this week's edition of AppAdvice International.
| December 24
EU Could Force Apple To Alter Its Lightning Connector For iDevices
Could Apple be forced to alter its Lightning connector in Europe?
| December 20
Chinese Firm 'Permanently' Cracks The Lightning Connector Authentication Check In iOS 7
The company, iPhone5mod, is offering a money-back guarantee that its cables will work with the final version of iOS 7.
| June 24
The Daily Brick Expands Its Line Of LEGO Docks With An iPad Version
The dock, made from 79 different bricks, thankfully comes with building instructions.
| March 19
Scosche Introduces Slate Of Lightning-Compatible Chargers
Along with new 12W car and wall chargers, Scosche's retractable Lightning cable can be purchased now.
| February 14
Soundfreaq Is The Newest Manufacturer To Unveil Speakers With A Lightning Connector
One of my favorite audio manufacturers, Soundfreaq, has just announced a slate of new products that will hit the market in 2013.
| December 11
Griffin Launches Their First Lightning Connector Cables
Accessory maker Griffin is about to release four new Lightning Connector cables for the iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, and iPad mini.
Bryan M. Wolfe
| November 30
Want To Use 30-Pin Accessories With The iPad mini? You’ll Need An Adapter
If you plan on using any 30-pin accessories on the iPad mini, you’re going to need to purchase the Lightning to 30-pin adapter from Apple.
| October 23
Lightning Cable Spills Security Secrets During Teardown
An interesting teardown of the Apple Lightning cable, by Chipworks, seems to confirm that the new technology does have some amount of security.
| October 16
Unauthorized Third-Party Lightning Accessories Begin To Appear
The cable and dock were being offered by a Chinese manufacturer until its site was taken offline for unknown reasons.
| October 9
Third-Party Manufacturer Fills Void With Lightning Dock
While Apple is passing on developing a Lightning-enabled dock for the iPhone 5, an inventive third-party manufacturer has swooped in to save the day.
| October 5
Apple Making It Even More Difficult For Third-Party Manufacturers To Produce Lightning Connectors
A report says that only Apple-approved manufacturing facilities will be allowed to make third-party Lightning connectors.
| October 3
Chinese Hard At Work Trying To Crack Lightning Cable, Chip
It will be two months or more before third-party manufacturers will be offering their versions of the Lightning cable.
| September 26
Third-Party Manufacturers Already Selling Lightning Adapters On Amazon, eBay
Third-party manufacturers are already hawking their own versions of the 30-pin adapters for the Lightning dock port on the iPhone 5. But buyer beware.
| September 17