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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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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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 safe for my children?

Having an Apple Lightning connector cable beside my bed to charge my iPhone 6 at night, I asked myself whether the cable is safe for my three-years-old kids? I.e. having the cable dangling without an ...
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Is is possible to deactivate the Lightning port?

On a current iDevice, such as an iPhone 6 or an iPad Air 2, is it possible to deactivate the Lightning port? I don't want to break it, just temporarily disable it, similar to how Settings > ...
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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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Is there any danger to my devices in testing possibly-bad cables?

I've been cleaning out my room lately, and in the process I've dug out several cables, both MagSafe and Lightning, in various states of disrepair. I want to plug them into my devices to see if they ...
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Non USB iPhone Charger

Does anybody know of any non-USB chargers for iPhone (lightning connector)? I need a charger that can only plug into an AC outlet and not have any type of USB connector.
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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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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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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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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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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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Leave Apple Magic Trackpad 2 plugged in charging?

Is it okay to leave the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (late 2015) plugged in via the Lightning cable? Is the battery-charging smart about not over-charging/over-heating? Are there any other pros or cons ...
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Is there a way to transfer many photos from iPhone to Mac without losing filters & edits?

Is there an way to get the photos off my iPhone without losing the filters and edits that I have used? I just want the jpeg files, I don't want to sync the phone to a database like iPhoto or (now) ...
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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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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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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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pencil tip stuck in charger port of iPhone 6

My 2 year old stuck a pencil tip in the port charger of my iPhone 6. I am now not able to insert the charger into the port. I tried removing the graphite with a nail file but it won't come out. What ...
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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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Is it possible to use an 8 pin accessory on an iphone 4?

A relative just bought a biofeedback accessory for an iphone 5/6 and was wondering if they could use it on one of my old iphones. She'd rather use an iphone without any data on it so people could use ...
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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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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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How to drawn power from a lightning connector?

I'm working on an iPhone accessory that needs to grab power from a lightning connector. Something like the lightning-to-USB cable, but I'd like to do that on a DIY way :) The problem is that, ...
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Audio from Lightning dock?

Is Apple the only company that makes an iPhone dock with an audio out jack (3.5mm) that gets the audio straight from the Lightning port... as opposed to a separate audio plug? See example below: ...
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Apple Pay Peripheral

I use an iPhone 5S, as I was unable to wait until the 6 came out (my screen was destroyed on my old phone). Is there any peripheral which allows me to use Apple Pay on my phone?
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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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Is a Lightning lead without rubber shielding dangerous?

Unsurprisingly, the Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5s ~18 months ago is really worn - to the point where all of the rubber cable has had to come off because it had been left around for a ...
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Will Apple replace my broken Lightning cable for free?

I have an iPhone 6 and bought AppleCare for it. The Lightning cable that came with it is starting to split (see the picture). It still charges fine, to the best of my knowledge, but is it eligible for ...
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iPad wire-connection issues

I use an iPad Air 1 (8.4) and a MacBook Pro mid 2014 13''(10.10.4) Whenever I try to connect my iPad to my MacBook with a lightning-usb wire it starts connecting but then disconnects immediately. This ...
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Can you mirror an iPad to a TV via HDMI adapter while iPad is locked?

I have an iPad connected to an HDTV using the [Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter] (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD826ZM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter). When the iPad is on everything works ...
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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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lightning port to hdmi tv

So I searched ebay for a cheaper alternative to Apple's digital AV Adapter to connect iPad with lightning port to hdmi tv. The ones on ebay stated that it only works with wifi+ cellular devices and ...
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iPad/Mac all-purpose adapter kit

I've been tasked with putting together an all-purpose presentation kit for several of our conference rooms; one that can handle mutliple configurations from iPads and Mac books. We have a ...
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Apple Lightning connector receptacle

I would like to design my own Apple power case which will have a male Lightning port for supplying extra power and a female Lightning receptacle for charging the battery much like the design show ...
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How do you clean a Lightning port?

I've got an iPhone 6+ that's started to develop difficulties charging, meaning that the cable has to be seated just right or else it won't charge or connect to the computer. A quick look with a ...
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Connecting iPad2 to composite av cable

Is there anyway that I can connect my iPad2 device which has micro usb(lightning) port to a TV using AV cable? Is there a way? I bought (imported from US to India) a cable from Amazon which I thought ...
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Does a Lightning Extension Cable ( Male to Female Lighting) Need MFI Certification?

Seems to me that it should just be extending the pins of the male to the female, but I've read that the devices look for a short on plug insertion to detect a new device. Is it therefore necessary to ...
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What wattage of passthrough charging does the Lighting port enable for MFi devices?

I understand that with the "Made For iPhone" (MFi) program, you can do passthrough charging/powering. What wattage does this support?
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Is there a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) in the iPhone Lightning Dock?

I'm wondering if there's a DAC in the dock because the first sound loudness level is noticeable higher than the first level from iPhone 6+ when the iPhone is mount on the dock. I suppose if there's a ...
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can I splice power for a iPhone 5s into a lightning cable?

Algebra! yay! DJ + iPhone 5S + DJ Controller with 30-Pin (hardwired) + Apple 30-Pin to Lightning Adaper = A bumpin' party minus enough power to keep the controller running and connected to the phone ...
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Options for connecting MHL AV receiver to iPhone

I have a Pioneer receiver at the heart of my entertainment system. One of the HDMI ports is MHL, which I understand means the receiver feeds power, and provides control signals to control the ...
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Lightning Cable in Washing Machine

I accidentally put a USB to Lightning cable in the washer and dryer. The cable is mostly ok, but the plastic at the lightning end got a little warped. Am I risking anything by trying to connect a ...
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Multitasking on iPhone 5s while HDMI displays something else?

How can I keep HDMI playing movies while using other apps on my handset? I initially thought that the adapter merely mirrored pixel-for-pixel, but during movie playback it is possible to reveal the ...
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Convert iPhone 4 30-pin connector to iPhone 5 Lightning connector

I need a 30-pin (iPhone 4) to Lightning (iPhone 5) with a long cable (1m) between the 2 ends. Does such thing exist?
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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 ...