Are any Charging Docks going to be available for the iP5??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -Knight-, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. -Knight- macrumors 6502a

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  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    Why is the chip stupid?

    I can't imagine accessory makers are going to have a hard time implementing the new connector into docks.
     
  3. -Knight- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cause it seems 3 party manufacturers have to get these chips from Apple in order for their charging accessories to work. At a fee of course. Which means they have to charge more for the accessories.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I know people love to assume everything Apple does is just to screw people, but that chip dynamically reassigns the pins so it can be reversible.
     
  5. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    Why couldn't it just be a plug pass through like the old dock that came with the first iPhone? Then it doesn't need a chip as it will be in the cord still... The iPad dock was the same way.
     
  6. sangreal06 macrumors member

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    MFi Partners can get the connector with the chip. The chip just blocks unlicensed (ie cheap) accessories
     
  7. soco macrumors 68030

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    None of this is true, but even if it were, so what? Are you going to get mad if Apple came up with a way to make more money?

    My God... the capitalistic lunacy of it all! :eek:
     
  8. skippymac macrumors 6502a

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    surely they could just have 2 sets of pins one on each side wired to the same wire? That's how I assumed it worked :confused:
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If you want a short circuit, sure. Then you'll have a 50-50 chance of this happening:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU7z5cj5DTc
     
  10. skippymac macrumors 6502a

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    why would it short circuit? I apologise if I'm missing something glaringly obvious, I'm genuinely interested to know!
     

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