Lightning power/charge only "cheep" 2 pin cables?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Julien, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #1
    Now we know all the $5 Lightning cables we ordered off Ebay will not come to fruition because of the dynamic pin selection/switching. What about making a power/charge only cable? Isn't pin 1 assigned for power only? If so why not make some 2 pin Lightning cables in the $5 price range to use for charging only.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #2
    No you can't hence why the eBay crap has all been binned!
     
  3. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #3
    So you are saying pin 1 is not Power only?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #4
    Dosnt matter if it is or isn't. The fact remains that the phone and cable talk to each other and a request is sent for power. The pins in the phone remain dead until that call is made
     

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