new mophie juice pack H2PRO

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by niji, May 6, 2015.

  1. niji macrumors 6502a

    niji

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    hi

    i am a fan of mophie's battery packs for iPhone.

    but i have a question: consistently mophie continues to use a micro usb for charging instead of integrating in a Lightening connector.

    even with the new and wonderfully well thought out juice pack H2PRO just announced for pre-order for iPhone 6 they use a micro usb.

    why don't they or why can't they just use a Lightening connector instead?

    and how can they claim that all ports have access if in fact you can't access the Lightening connector?

    i have finally found a connector (female Lightening - male micro usb) that can adapt the apple lightening cord to a micro usb port. but still it requires carrying around the adaptor to do it.

    why would mophie not go with a lightening solution?
     
  2. KAMB macrumors 6502

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    Can you provide a link to that adapter?

    I also noticed that Mophie did that and it seems LifeProof is also following along with that path. Not sure why they do this but it is pretty annoying when you can't use existing cables.
     
  3. KenB macrumors member

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    The Lightning connector is probably more expensive. The cables certainly are.
     
  4. tsevince macrumors regular

    tsevince

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    Yeah, personally, I've got several micro-usb cables lying around. There may be limitations on allowing third party integration of a Lightning port on accessories by Apple, which is why they have to use the next best thing.

    From what I'm aware of, I don't know any other accessories outside Apple that integrates a Lightning port. I'm not expert, but I'm sure it's against the whole MFI certification for accessories.

    With Apple's integration of USB-C in the new MacBook though, it's a bright road ahead for universal wires that can be used for all devices.
     

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