Tag: Connector

Podcast discusses the end of the lightning connector, waterproof patents, and interviews Moog iOS developer Geert Bevin

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O’Hara discuss rumors of the Lightning connector’s demise, patents on making connectors waterproof, network building tips, and an interview with the… Read more »

Apple formalizes 8-pin ‘Ultra Accessory Connector’ for headphone interoperability

Apple has issued a developer preview on a connector, now dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems on "Made for i"-certified headphones. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »

Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together

Alongside the iPad Pro last November, Apple introduced a new connectivity option for users with the Smart Connector. Originally, Apple only touted the connection as being good for easily pairing… Read more »

Logitech’s ‘Logi BASE’ Stand Charges the iPad Pro Using the Smart Connector

The Smart Connector on the iPad Pro has thus far only been used for keyboard accessories including the Logitech Create and Apple’s own Smart Keyboard, but today, Logitech is debuting… Read more »

Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector

Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector, according to often-reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara. Apple may also… Read more »

Retina MacBook Teardown Reveals iPad-Like Battery Connector, Details Force Touch Trackpad

After Apple revealed the new 12-inch Retina MacBook at its March “Spring Forward” event, the performance and speed of the sleek-but-slightly-underpowered machine came into question by many. Unlike the MacBook… Read more »