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

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Lightning cable pitted contacts fix?

Lightning cables are expensive, and I have 2 of them which are in great shape except that they are failing because of pitted contacts. That is, the gold metal of one of the 8 leads has been removed, ...
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Issue with iPhone for playing music in the car

For the past 2 days, I haven't been able to play music from my iPhone in my car with bluetooth, nor with a USB connection. If I connect the iPhone with bluetooth, the phone-calls work well. I have ...
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Is there a lightning cable power splitter / double charger?

A small example use case will make this clearer. I have a really long lightning cable that I use to charge my iPhone on my bedside table at night (there's no wall socket close). I'm thinking of buying ...
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Inbound video streaming over lightning port accessory

I am exploring the feasibility of building an accessory (through MFI) that will feed streaming video that will be rendered by an app resident on the host device. Looking at some similar products (for ...
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Has anyone used a lightning + Micro USB to USB-C cable

I just purchased an USB-C to Lightning cable, but when it came I realized that it has also a micro USB right in the Lightning connector. My fear is that the short circuits will damage the iPhone if I ...
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How much power can be drawn from Apple Lightning port for a device? [duplicate]

I need some help and would love to find a developer to help me figure out how much power can be drawn from the Lightning port for a powered device ... similar to a fan or a camera connected to the ...
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How to connect iPhone to USB Type-C Portable Monitor?

I'm trying to figure out a way to connect iPhone 5 (lightning) to ASUS MB16AC portable monitor with USB type-C input as only connector that at the same time serves as power supply. Thought about some ...
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Why do some accessories work with the Lightning – USB3 Camera Adapter while others don't?

Context I borrowed an iPad Pro to work on while my laptop was down, but without a physical keyboard, I found it frustrating to type anything more than a short sentence on it. After countless typos ...
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Sensitivity to gross noise on battery charging lines of Lightning connector

Long ago, I docked my iPod Touch with 30-pin connector onto a cheap ghetto blaster. I cranked the volume over an extended period. Shortly thereafter, the battery of the iPod Touch could not retain a ...
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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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Does Lightning to 3.5 mm support High-Res headphones?

Since iPhone 7, Apple has switched to Lightning port and provides a dongle for 3.5 mm jack. Does this dongle support High-Res (16/24 bit) headphones/earphones?
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Lightning Headphones with a splitter?

I got these great-sounding new Fidelio M2L/27 Lightning Headphones that take the digital signal through the lightning connector and then use the high-quality DAC in the headphones themselves so I can ...
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How to use Mac Keyboard, on iPhone, with lightning cord?

I am looking for a way to type on the Mac keyboard and have it type on an iPhone. I know there are many bluetooth Apps to do this, but I am using a typing script and bluetooth does not transmit the ...
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Has any Macbook ever had a lightning port?

I seem to remember a Lightning port being on a Macbook (probably the 12-inch ones) but cannot find mention of it anywhere. I "remember" a YouTube video (not from who though) that mentioned the ...
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USB-3–Lightning cable: Does it yet exist?

According to Apple, the 2017 iPad Pros (12.9 and 10.5 inch) are equipped with a USB-3–capable Lightning connector and Apple already sells a Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter. However, I am looking ...
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Do Lightning EarPods sound different compared to 3.5 mm EarPods?

I recently purchased a pair of Lightning EarPods, and was a bit annoyed by their sound. They pan out the L and R channels a lot, and it sounds like someone has slapped a low and high EQ on the audio ...
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Increase transfer speed from iPhone X to Macbook Pro

I've shot several videos in 4k 60 fps from the iPhone X and when I wanted to transfer them to my Macbook Pro using the lightning to USB-A cable, it took multiple hours where the videos were ...
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Double sound notification when plugging in iPhone X with Fast Charge

I recently purchased an iPhone X, and along with it I also purchased a 29W USB-C Power Adapter and a USB-C—Lightning cable. This setup is supposed to enable Fast Charging of the iPhone X. However, ...
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How can I listen to DAB+ radio on my iPhone?

In my home country we have switched off FM radio and done a full transition to DAB+. So, I'm now in the market for a portable dongle (or similar) that will enable me to listen to DAB through my ...
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Can I charge my iPhone using the USB-A port of my “AV Multiport adapter”?

I have a macbook 12', with "AV Multiport adapter": the USB-C port is used for charging the HDVI port for the monitor and the USB-A is used to charge my iPhone (and to work with xCode). I'm using the ...
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Lightning splitter - charging and external device connection

Are lightning splitters thats supports charging and external device available on the market? I want to use my iphone with irig keyboard or pads when it is charging.
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Securing VGA Output Plus Audio From An iPad

As part of a retrofitting project for my church, I purchased a variety of equipment. The minister has a recent model iPad with Lightning port. I purchased a Lightning to HDMI adapter to get sound ...
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Using Lightning headphones in my Dell laptop

I have an iPhone 7 with Lightning headphones. I got a connecting adapter to use 3.5mm compatible headphones on an iPhone 7. But, is it possible to use these Lightning headphones on the 3.5mm jack of ...
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Earpods doesn't work on iPhone7

There is a big problem with the EarPods that I get with my new iPhone 7. Inside the Apple box there was also an adapter for the 3.5mm jack and it works perfectly with other type of headphones (with 3....
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Can I plug my iPhone 7 directly into the 87W USB C power adapter?

I have a lightning connector to USB-C I use for programming and development. What would happen if I plugged the USB-C end into my late 2016 Mac Book Pro power supply (87 W)? *Disclaimer, I already ...
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same power chord for Magsafe 2 and Lightning

I have a Mac Air 13" and an iPhone 5. Is there a power cord / adapter that will work for both of them? My goal is to be able to plug one power cord into both of them.
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Sometimes video jumps while presenting it from a third party app on iOS 10

I am trying to present a video from a third party app on my iPhone 6s (iOS 10) to an extended screen via the Lightning Digital AV Adapter. But sometimes it lags/jumps, making the video almost ...
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Connect an iPad Pro to both Ethernet and HDMI

Is it possible to connect the iPad Pro to both RJ-45 wired ethernet (data i/o) and HDMI out? Note: iPad Pro to ethernet is already possible - using the lightning to usb female camera adapter... but ...
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Are Lightning headphones only working with iPhone 7 or also with older devices?

With iPhone 7 Apple introduced headphones connected with Lightning Connector. Are these headphones also compatible with older iPhones? Are there any limitations by using it with older devices? Which ...
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Why doesn't my iPhone 6s plus charge while it is on the cable?

I plug my iPhone 6s plus into the lightning cable and it will make the "chime" sound to let you know it is charging, but if I move it even so slightly on the table where it charges or pick it up to ...
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Lightning cable works in computer but not in wall

My wife and I have iPhone 6s and we noticed something odd recently. Three of our lightning cables have stopped working when plugged into the wall. We both get a message "This accessory may not be ...
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Is there any wired headphones solution to make calls while charging iPhone 7?

There are lots of hardware to listen to music while charging iPhone 7 but is there any way to make calls and charge iPhone 7 at the same time? Using a lightning headset? Using a 3.5 mm headset?
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I just tried to clean my iPhone lightning charger port with the graphite out of a mechanical pencil and now it won't charge at all

I have been having problems getting my iphone to charge once it's already plugged in lately. Like a bad headphone cable sometimes just wiggling it around gets the little lightning bolt to pop up over ...
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How does the lighting cable work plugged in any way round?

Sorry titled this one badly, I'm assuming power is the two centre pins, then data is the rest, but surely it's messed up when the cable is plugged in backwards?
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What is needed to mirror both an iPad and a late-2016 MacBook Pro to an HDTV (non-concurrently)?

I want to be able to mirror an iPad Air and a late-2016 MacBook Pro to an HDTV. Not simultaneously, just one at a time. I know I could just get both the lightning to digital av adapter and the usb-c (...
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Lightning EarPods + Mac

Looking the Lightning Earpods, but can't seem to find a USB 3 or 2 to Female Lightning adapter. Anyone know anything or where I could find one?
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How does the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter DAC compare to the internal iPhone DAC?

This question is in light of the new iPhone 7, but is relevant to older iPhones as well since the adapter works with all Lightning iPhones running iOS 10. Since the Lightning port is digital-only, ...
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Will the new lightning EarPods work with iPad?

The new iPhone 7 has no headphone jack, meaning that Apple has to release EarPods with a lightning connector. Will these new EarPods work with older devices? I'm assuming yes, since I'm pretty sure ...
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iPhone 5 Charger Problem

About two weeks ago, my lightning cable was torn a little but it was working so I thought I don't need to replace it immediately. A few days ago, after a night of charging, when I woke up in the ...
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Can I harm my iPhone if I damaged my lightning cable chip or scratched the contacts?

I was using a Dremel to make the aluminum shell on a new lightning cable (long, braided) fit through the hole in my iPhone 6S+ case. The aluminum shell got extremely hot. The cable seems to charge ...
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Safety of “Apple”-branded iPhone chargers listed on Amazon vs. MFi-Certified alternatives

On Amazon.com, there are numerous iPhone chargers listed, the top results of which fall into two categories: Apple-branded chargers (which seem to be authentic and made by Apple) but have very poor ...
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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 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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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 to ...
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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: I'...
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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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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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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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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 ...