|Dec 20, 2012, 05:13 PM||#1|
Apple Nixes POP Portable Power Kickstarter Project Over Lightning Connectors
Kickstarter project POP, a portable power station, has been shut down by Apple, after the Cupertino-based company refused to license its Lightning charger to Edison Junior, the design lab behind the product.
POP, which was tagged by the creators as "The Intersection of Charging and Design" aimed to combine a variety of charging cables into one product, including the Lightning connector, Apple's 30-pin connector, and a micro-USB connector for charging non-Apple devices.
Edison Junior CEO Jamie Siminoff spoke to VentureBeat and had this to say about Apple's decision:
According to Siminoff, Edison Junior plans to continue developing a similar product that will indirectly support Apple iDevices with a Lightning-to-USB connector or a 30-pin connector.
Article Link: Apple Nixes POP Portable Power Kickstarter Project Over Lightning Connectors
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