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

Julien

macrumors G4
Original poster
Jun 30, 2007
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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.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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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. Is so we could have some 2 pin Lightning cables in the $5 price range to use for charging only.
No you can't hence why the eBay crap has all been binned!
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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1,606
So you are saying pin 1 is not Power only?
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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