Generic Lightning Accessories BAD NEWS


CyBeRino

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These idiots said the same thing when the iPod headset was first dissected. (Maybe not the same ones, but the same class of idiot for sure.)
 

adcx64

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Apple seems to have taken the Thunderbolt route with this new connector. The Thunderbolt cable also has a inline chip used for communicating with the bus.
 

CyBeRino

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Apple seems to have taken the Thunderbolt route with this new connector. The Thunderbolt cable also has a inline chip used for communicating with the bus.
Actually the chip in the thunderbolt cable is for signal conditioning. It's how they get those things to the length they are at the data rates they support.
 

sangreal06

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There is too much money at stake. Someone will decap and reverse engineer it. Microsoft tried the same thing with Xbox 360 accessories
 

anonymouslurker

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"Third Party" does not necessarily mean "knock-off."

MFi partners can right now buy the different flavors of the lightning connector from Apple, which does indeed have the authentication chip in it.