A 9-pin bi-directional connector that replaces the older 30 pin dock connector.

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Is the 9-pin “Lightning” connector faster than the 30-pin?

The 9-pin "Lightning" connector used with the iPhone 5 and 2012 iPods offers many advantages over the old 30-pin connector, including a smaller size and reversibility. However, does it offer faster ...
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Can you charge an iPhone 5 from a standard, non-Apple Micro USB cable?

Someone who has the new iPhone 5 said you can charge it from a regular Micro USB port but he's not tested it. Can you?
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convert 30 pin docks for lightning devices

I recently upgraded from an Iphone 4 to a 5s. I have 4 different docks that worked with all my previous Iphones and Ipods - I just swapped out a cheap plastic holder around the connector that could ...
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Can iOS devices be connected to the Thunderbolt port on Macs? [closed]

I saw an image on a rumor for a new Apple connector to attach the new iOS devices to my Mac using the Thunderbolt port. This would be great because the one port on my MacBook Air that isn't in use ...
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Is the Lightning connector 8-pins or 8+1 ground pins?

Apple said the new Lightning connector is 8 signals design but is there an additional ground aside from the 8 pins? Because this would mean it could support USB 3.0 in the future (USB 3.0 uses is 9 ...
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What features are lost on the Lightning to 30 pin dock adapter?

The materials from Apple say that the following features are not supported on the Lightning to 30 pin dock adapter and cable: Video and iPod out. What exactly are these features? Lightning to 30 ...
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Does the iPhone 5's bundled Lighting connector / power adapter charge the phone faster?

I have had the iPhone 5 for couple of weeks now. I am looking to confirm whether or not the iPhone 5's new 8-pin lighting connector when used in conjunction with the 5W USB power adapter that comes ...
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Do any iPhone 5 docking stations offer both audio out and a lightning connector for charging?

What iPhone 5 docking stations are on the market that provide an analog audio out connection similar to Apple's iPhone 4 dock? I currently use the above dock with my 4S for charging at night, but if ...
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Is the Lightning 8-pin connector magnetic in attachment?

After listening to MacBreak Weekly #316: The iPhone 5 it was mentioned, but not confirmed, that the new Lighting 8-pin adapter may be magnetic in attachment similar to the MagSafe adapters for ...
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How much power can be drawn from the lightning connector by a external device?

How much power can be drawn from the iPhone/iPad lightning connector by a external device? Update: The use case is a audio-related device for iPhone/iPads. It would require around ~100 mA at 3,3 ...
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Will generic lightning cables and the “authentication chip” present in the genuine cables work with iOS 8?

I have an iPad Mini that doesn't charge anymore because the lightning cable stopped working. Since the warranty is over, I can't get a free replacement. I don't really feel like buying a new lightning ...
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Does the new iPhone 5 Lightning connector still provide serial output (or does it when the dock connector adapter?)?

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 ...
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Splicing a lightning cable?

I need to connect a female end of a lightning to the male end of a mini USB. I have found one online, but its out of stock. How would I go about splicing these together? Would it work? Just match the ...
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Can I use the Lightning to Micro USB Adapter and connect a keyboard?

Can I use Apple's Lightning to Micro USB Adapter with the iPod touch 5th generation to connect a Micro USB keyboard?
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How do I remove a Lightning cable that is stuck in a USB port?

I inserted the USB end of the lightning to USB cable that came with the iPhone 5 into a D-Link USB hub. When I tried to unplug the cable, it seemed impossible to remove. I tried using a screw driver ...
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What is the physical size of the Lightning connector?

The title has it... What is the physical size of the new Lightning connector? That is, what's the size of the tip of the connector that gets plugged into the device? I want to use this information for ...
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Apple Lightning to Micro USB

I am in the process of wiring up some iPad carts but they bought keyboards for the iPads that need to be charged by Micro USB. The cart is already wired for Apple's Lightning and was wondering, is ...
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Splicing lighnting connector in place of 30pin to achieve video

I currently have a car headunit that uses a combnation of USB (audio and control) and 3.5mm jack (video) that was designed for iphone 4/4s. I now have an iphone 5. which i can't use the current cable ...
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iOS device battery life when developing

I have an iPhone and an iPad that are constantly connected through USB to my MacBook Pro 8 hours a day. The battery of both device is always at 100%. Will this hurt my devices battery life? I've ...
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iPhone 5 USB Audio

I've been reading up on the Lightning cable, and there's been some debate over whether it transmits analog audio. I'm not sure how exactly the 30-pin connector works, or how the Lightning cable works ...
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Convert iphone 4 to iphone 5 connector

I need a 30pin (iphone 4) to lightning (iphone 5) with a long cable (1m) between the 2 ends. Does such a thing exist?
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Bad grounding with 3rd party Lightning cable?

We have bought a 3m USB Lightning cable on Amazon for charging our iPads. We use the original Apple wall plug with it. The metal casing of the iPad feels slightly tingly when plugged in. I had thist ...
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A/V (composite) input adapter for lightning connector

I have an A/V analog video source that I would like to view on the iPad screen(With help of a specialized app that presumably exists for the longed-for adapter). I'm using a portable TV set for that ...
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Will the retina iPad Mini charge with non-certified cables?

I just bought a retina iPad Mini. Tried 3 different cheap lightning cables, none will charge it. Tried with 12W and 5W USB chargers. It will only charge with the Apple cable that came with it. But ...
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Is line level Bluetooth audio possible with iPhone?

In my car i have a 3.5mm jack that I want to connect to my iPhone 5. I currently am just running a standard 3.5mm cable from my phone to the port, but that audio volume isn't that great. So I thought ...
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Do generic brand Lightning-to-30-pin adapters work for charging, music and syncing?

I'm hesitant to fork over €29 to continue using my existing iPod sound dock with a 5th gen Touch. I've found some generic brand Lightning-to-30-pin adapters on Amazon and eBay at much lower prices, ...
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Is the 20 cm Lightning to 30-pin adapter functionally different than the shorter all in one part?

Are the two male Lightning to female 30-pin adapters that Apple is selling functionally equivalent (other than the fact that one has a 20 cm cable between the endpoints)? Part MD823ZM/A Part ...
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How can I check if USB to Lightning Cable is legitimate and is giving the proper power?

I know that Apple shows that "The outlet is not certified", for devices that don't supply the required power (they supply more or less) or if the ports are not compatible/correct (i got that when I ...