Generic Lightning Accessories BAD NEWS

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  1. DonNaegele macrumors newbie

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  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Strange it seems like this has been discussed in many other threads.
     
  3. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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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.)
     
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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.
     
  5. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  6. sangreal06 macrumors member

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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
     
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  9. anonymouslurker macrumors regular

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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.
     
  10. apb89 macrumors regular

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    this.
     
  11. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    ok well give me a sub-$10 6foot+ Lightning cable then please. Damn Apple
     
  12. Applejuiced, Sep 24, 2012
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    I'm sure it's not impossible to copy a USB lightning cable.
    When they go on sale from aftermarket suppliers I'm sure they will be tested and make sure they function.
     
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    Apple != low cost cable
     
  14. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    I don't hate on multiple similar threads but this response made me laugh pretty hard!!
     

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