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I'm working on an iPhone DIY dock kit, that exposes the serial connection for controlling the music playback controls through the serial port (Apple Accessory Protocol).

Does anyone know if the AAP serial commands still work with the new Lightning connector, or even better, with the dock adapter (since I'm not going to be shelling out for Apple's hardware developer program just yet)? I've had a hard time googling it successfully, other than that the adapter works with some other hardware and things like the MintyBoost DIY charger.

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It's not quite an answer, but redpark.com/c2ttl_FAQs.html suggests that with the right electronics, it will be possible to get a serial connection through a Lightning port. –  Ken Oct 16 '12 at 21:20

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