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The Apple branded or 3rd party peripherals that can be connected to a computer or mobile device that adds or improves functionality. Includes, but not limited to devices like Apple Pencil (stylus), keyboard, mice and track pads, headsets/phones, printers, etc.

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Where can I find a list of accessories I've allowed to connect to Mac

There is a feature that asks user to allow new accessory to connect via usb/thunderbolt. Official documentation is here. Is there a way to find what accessories are allowed and how to remove ...
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Anker hubs are suddenly short on power - are USB ports failing?

For the past 4 years I have been using Anker hubs to connect my Macbooks to a BenQ monitor and a Logitech wireless mouse. Everything has worked fine until late last week when the back left port on my ...
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System Settings > Privacy & Security > "Allow accessories to connect" section is not visible

I am running Mac Studio (Apple Silicon) on MacOS Ventura 13.2, which is the latest version as of writing. For some reason, on this particular computer, System Settings > Privacy & Security > ...
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Why do some accessory brands have pin 3, pin 2-3 or pin 6-7 removed from Apple's Lightning connector?

As you know, the Apple lightning cable has 8 pins on each side, but some accessory brands have some production of the same lightning cable as Apple but its have fewer than 8 pins. They have removed ...
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Is there any iPad-compatible keyboard that is arbitrarily remappable?

I'm looking for a keyboard model that would be able to connect to my iPad and be possible to reprogram at the accessory-level to have custom key mappings/layouts. I understand that many mechanical ...
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Disable option for USB accessories

I have an iPhone SE. I want to disable USB Accessories so that my phone cannot be connected to via USB after an hour, protecting my security. The problem I have is that the option is enabled, and I ...
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Did Apple make magnetic Smart Cover accessories for the iPad Air 1?

My first iPad (which I don't have anymore) had an Apple brand Smart Cover which held onto the iPad with magnets. It was very convenient as you could easily remove and reattach the Smart Cover in a few ...
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Does the Lightning port on the Lightning to VGA Adapter have the ability to transmit data?

The Lightning port on the Lightning to VGA Adapter is used for charging while mirroring. I want to know if this Lightning port has the ability to transmit data? For example, plug a Lightning to 3.5 mm ...
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Is there a difference between A1435 and A1425 chargers?

I own a A1502 MacBook Pro Retina 13" display. It came with a 60W charger model A1435. I want to get a case for the charger, I see there are lots of accessories available for A1425 and many spare ...
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Does the iPad Smart Connector have charging functionality?

In the comments under an answer on another question, a user commented that the Smart Connector on an iPad (7th generation) is "not a charging system" and that "the [Apple Smart] ...
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Can I use the “Lightning to USB3” to connect a wired mouse and keyboard to my iPad?

Using the lightning to USB accessory can I use a wired mouse with my iPad (8th gen) connected to a wired keyboard that has USB ports in it?
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How to update external iSight firmware?

Apple released several firmware revisions for the external iSight camera: iSight 1.0.3 Update Improved audio performance iSight 1.0.2 Update Improved auto exposure Improved auto white balance ...
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Hardware requirements for HomeKit compatibility?

I bought some wifi enabled color changing "smart" lights that work with the Google Home app and Amazon Alexa but not with Apple HomeKit. As someone who's heavily invested in the Apple ...
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MFi product look up

I used to check MFi product using mfi.apple.com/MFiWeb/getAPS provided by Apple. It looks like they have turned it off. I would like to know if there is any alternative available?
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Who needs to join the Apple MFi program?

Company X is developing Bluetooth speakers. We outsource our electronic chips from company Y and I'm working on developing a Bluetooth enabled app. Will the app get disapproved by Apple if the ...
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How to proceed getting a Smart ID card reader for old and new MacBooks Air?

I have related questions about a smart ID card reader for my MacBook Air. I need to insert a Smart ID card into a reader connected to my laptop when logged into a website for ID verification. I'm a ...
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How can I see an iPhone Smart Battery Case serial number using macOS console?

My iPhone XS Max Smart Battery Case's serial number is extremely difficult to make out due to the color and wear on the fabric. How do I use macOS Console.app to connect to my iPhone to see what the ...
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What use for the thin, folded, two-side protector that was boxed with my iPhone XR?

The iPhone XR that I recently bought from Apple came with a thin folded plastic protector that covers both sides. (In what follows I call this the Apple protector.) I have also bought (again from ...
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How to remove a very thin screen protector from an iPad?

I have an iPad with a "Paper-Feels Like" screen protector, which I now want to remove. I have tried toothpick, fingernails, etc., but it is so thin and well-placed that I cannot find an edge. Apple ...
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What to do about keyboard protector grime left on MacBook Pro screen? [duplicate]

For the first couple of years that I had this MacBook Pro (Early 2015, 13 inch) I had a keyboard protector on it. After awhile, the protector left some pretty obvious marks on the screen from it ...
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WiFi accessory connectivity issue with iOS 12

I have a WiFi to Serial accessory that I'm using with an iOS app. I was able to use it properly until iOS 12. The app requires both Wifi (to collect data from the accessory) and Cellular (to send ...
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Where to buy the Logitech crayon for educational iPad use?

I bought the new 2018 iPad for my son and I want to buy the crayon as well. Except that it's not available anywhere I’ve searched (Apple and Amazon) and the blogs say its only available via schools: ...
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Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin)

Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin). I have only this two images. Thanks I just needed info on the USB charging ...
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Microsoft Wireless 900 Desktop and iMac running 10.11.6

Will this desktop setup work with the iMac running 10.11.6?
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Does the Sport Loop have two lengths like the Sport Bands?

All of the individual Sport Bands come with both a small-to-medium and medium-to-large adjustable band. On the other hand, the Woven Nylon band does not and clearly says so on its Apple Store page: ...
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USB wifi dongle with iPhone 4s?

My iPhone 4s wifi has been disabled/grayed-out. It seems irreparable as I tried all methods on internet and got it checked on repair shop. Just thinking can I use wifi with iPhone by connecting it to ...
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More rigid Apple USB-C to cable

I own two USB C to C cables from Apple. One of which I bought about half a year ago (this one) and one that came with my MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017). I've noticed that the cable that came with the ...
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What determines whether a Bluetooth mouse can be paired with iOS?

There are some Bluetooth mice that can be paired with an iOS device, for example the Citrix X1, or the Swiftpoint GT. These can be used in any app that supports them, like RDP clients, etc. A ...
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Are there any VR headsets for iPhone that feature positional tracking?

There are VR headsets available for iPhone, like Google Cardboard, but Cardboard headsets only feature rotational tracking, not positional tracking like the Oculus Rift and the HTC. My question is, ...
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Reset used Apple Pencil in preparation for sale?

In preparation for selling a used Apple Pencil, should it be unpaired or reset in any way (so the new owner can pair it with his or her iPad Pro)? Is the Apple Pencil tied exclusively to the iPad Pro ...
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Apple sells toys in their store? [closed]

I was thinking what intresting in their website and when i looked for everything i found toys! Heres a picture i noticed Why would apple sell toys if they just are tech company
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Is it safe to put a screen protector on Macbook Pro Retina?

I read a few answers/articles. But that only made the confusion worse. Common answers were: No, don't put screen , because: There is very little gap between Keyboard & Display and adding a ...
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Why are my earbuds making dolphin noises?

What I'm hearing... Of the three vocalizations dolphins produce, my iPhone 6 earbuds have started making two: whistles and clicks. This clip is the closest I could find to the sounds I'm hearing. Now ...
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Is the MacBook designed to hang from its display?

I am looking admiringly at the roost for my 17" MacBook Pro. The height to which the MacBook is raised is terrific—higher than any other solution I'm able to locate online (also here and there). The ...
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Is the MacBook Pro Retina (Old Version) meant to come with an extension cable?

Is this Apple MacBook Pro ME665LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Old version) meant to come with an extension cable to plug into this charger? This is the cable I think is missing from my ...
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US Extended overlay or decals

I typically use the US Extended keyboard for typing, however, I can't always recall where certain deadkeys are. Does anyone make an overlay, or keyboard stickers which can be used to make my keyboard ...
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How to connect mini dv camcorder to my 2013 MacBook Air

I am needing to connect my camcorder, which uses mini dv tapes, to my mac so I can transfer the video to an electronic file, but the only output on the camcorder is an A/v and i'm not sure what ...
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Unreliable iPad car connection cable

I own a 2008 Scion (made by Toyota) which has a built-in port for connecting iPod/iPhone/iPad to the car's stereo for audio and remote control. I purchased the recommended adapter cable which connects ...
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Is there a proper way to clean the iPhone screen? [duplicate]

Is there a particular proper way to clean the iPhone's glass, oleographic coated, screen in order to maintain its luster?
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A screen protector or not for the retina screen?

Recently, I bought my very first MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I am hesitating between having a screen protector or not. Some claim that a protector can prevent the retina display from scratch, ...
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iPhone dock connector problems, with and without accessories

I started to experience problems with my iPhone that seem to be related to the dock connector. Upon plugging my iPhone into my (officially supported) car stereo, I started to get the message "This ...
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Smart watch capable of receiveing calls from an iPhone?

Are there any "smart" watches (smart being like the Pebble, I'm watch, Martian ...) that supports the following capabilities for an iPhone? Receiving or answering a call Rejecting a call
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Bluetooth 4, how do we take advantage of its low energy features?

I have a iPhone 4s, the last version of 17" macbook pro, mac mini 4.1 purchased in early 2010 I think, with multiple trackpads and multiple Apple BT keyboards. When using a keyboard with the 4s (...
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What did 3rd Party Accessories sell for on Black Friday last year (2011) at the Apple Store? [closed]

Not sure if this was the appropriate place to ask, but it is Apple related so here we go: This is Apple's 2nd year of doing Black Friday sales, does anyone have any information on what 3rd party ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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What port is this *picture* (mid 2007 13 inch macbook)?

I've been trying to hookup this MacBook I have to an external monitor, but I don't know which adapter to buy. I bought a VGA adapter on eBay, but the connector is really thin. Can someone direct me to ...
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Credit card readers for iPhone - Can I use it as another input device?

I need a credit card reader for an app I'm developing. Since this site is more about the hardware than the developer side, I'm looking for a hardware piece that I can buy that reads credit cards. Most ...
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Are there any iPhone cases compatible with full-body iPhone films (i.e. films on the sides)?

I am a kind of person who likes to keep their phone out without a case most of the time (except for outdoor sporting trips), so I have a full body invisible shield which does NOT work well with any ...
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Can I use iPad 1 or iPad 2 accessories (such as cases / covers) on the new iPad (3)?

Does the new iPad have the same form factor / dimensions as the first two iPads? Can I re-use accessories from the first two iPads?
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Moving from original iPad to new iPad (2012): Is a cover like Apple's black one available for the new iPad?

I'm upgrading from the original iPad (2010) to the new iPad (2012). I skipped the iPad 2 and the Smart Cover, so I don't have any compatible cover accessory for the new iPad. I did try someone else'...
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