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How does the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter DAC compare to the internal iPhone DAC?

It is imperceptibly worse than the standard iPhone DAC + amplifier + headphone jack. Regarding the debate over whether it contains its own DAC, iFixit looked into this, in collaboration with Creative ...
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Has any Macbook ever had a lightning port?

No. Apple laptops have USB-C and Thunderbolt ports (the 12” MacBook has a USB-C port), but Lightning ports are only found as charging and data ports on Apple’s mobile devices.
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Can there be damage to an iPhone 13 Pro Max from using a magnetic cable?

If the cable is USB and Lightning standards compliant, there should not be a problem. You haven't included a vendor name, product name, or similar, so it's hard to say something specific about this ...
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Will the new lightning EarPods work with iPad?

The System Requirements from EarPods with Lightning Connector states: Works with all devices that have a Lightning connector and support iOS 10 or later, including iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. ...
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Lightning EarPods + Mac

Per the system requirements on the Lightning EarPods store page, an iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 10 or higher is required to use them. Even if you had a USB adapter it wouldn't work because there ...
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Why doesn't my iPhone 6s plus charge while it is on the cable?

I've had the same problem. Sometimes shooting a little compressed air in the port or taking a swipe in there with a clean cloth (not a q-tip or kleenex) can get rid of gunk that might build up from ...
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Can be iPhone used to burn CD/DVD?

The Apple Lightning to USB adapter is not powered, so the trivial answer is no. As you've already realized, many powered pass through USB devices exist and some surely have enough power For most USB ...
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How does the lighting cable work plugged in any way round?

Per this site: Apple Lightning interface is adaptive - the controller chip dynamically assign pins function according to plugged device. The Apple Lightning connector plug can be inserted with ...
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Are TB3 cables in any way different than USB-C cables?

The "lightning" does not indicate that it can transmit power - it is actually the Thunderbolt logo indicating that it is a Thunderbolt cable. All Thunderbolt 3 cables have USB-C connectors. Note that ...
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USB-C to Lightning cable: Connecting iPhone to USB-C peripherals

No, plugging your Lightning to USB-C cable into a display with USB-C inputs would not allow the iPhone to send video to the display. The Lightning to HDMI adapter actually has a small computer (as in ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from muting itself when plugged into a Toyota RAV4?

Your phone isn't muting itself, it's doing exactly what it's supposed to do - trying to play music through the USB port. That's because the USB port on the RAV4 (along with many vehicles in recent ...
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Earpods doesn't work on iPhone7

I suppose you could reach out to Apple support if you can't bring a second pair of EarPods to test that your phone has a working lightning connector. A bit of fuzz or lint could be covering a pin or ...
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Are Lightning headphones only working with iPhone 7 or also with older devices?

According to the Apple product page, any device with a Lightning port and iOS 10 is compatible.
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Is there any wired headphones solution to make calls while charging iPhone 7?

To answer your first scenario, this article covers some options. The first one is this charge and listen device: Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar
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Safety of "Apple"-branded iPhone chargers listed on Amazon vs. MFi-Certified alternatives

Apple Products If you ever think of purchasing Apple branded products, your only safe place to make your purchases are Apple Stores or the Online Apple Store. If you prefer to make fast and safe ...
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Using Lightning headphones in my Dell laptop

You would need a USB to Lightening adapter for that. The newer Dell laptops do come with USB-C port adapters.
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IpadOS connect lightning to hdmi and usb together

So, if I understand right you have basically two set of questions: 1. can an iPad Mini (5th generation) be connected to a 4k monitor? if so, how? and what can I expect in terms of image quality/...
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Can I use the “Lightning to USB3” to connect a wired mouse and keyboard to my iPad?

I just tested this on my 6th generation iPad, with an Apple USB 'short' keyboard and a generic mouse plugged into that. I get an alert that the device uses too much power, unless I also keep the iPad ...
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iPhone 6 charging port for iPhone 6s

The parts are not interchangeable. The mounting brackets, electrical contact pads and the connector at the top right has changed. Chalk this up to learning and get the part needed to your phone. The ...
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Is the Lightning connector safe for my children?

Whilst this is usually totally safe, there's a few caveats. I realise this isn't electrical engineering SE, but you asked for sound answers so I'll attempt to elaborate. As others have stated the ...
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Is there any wired headphones solution to make calls while charging iPhone 7?

Yes, you can use Apple's official iPhone Lightning Dock. It has a TRRS connector which supports audio output as well as audio input (for microphone-equipped headsets).
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Lightning cable works in computer but not in wall

It's not that surprising - a lot of 3rd party accessories aren't of a very high quality, and some of them don't support all functions. For example, there are many Lightning cables on the market that ...
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Can I plug my iPhone 7 directly into the 87W USB C power adapter?

It will work just fine and won't damage it. It will charge your iPhone just fine with 2.1 Ampere until it reaches 80 % battery charge. After that point it will charge at a lower rate (also called "...
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Can I plug my iPhone 7 directly into the 87W USB C power adapter?

It will charge. It's not dangerous. That power adapter is designed to supply UP TO 87W. If you plug a 15" tbMBP into it, it will draw all 87W provided. If you plug a 13" tbMBP into it, the MBP will ...
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Same power cord for Magsafe 2 and Lightning

No - there isn't. MagSafe is a 5 pin (mirrored - so really three total pins) for high current and wattage charging. The other is a 16 pin, much more adaptable digital interface that can embed USB as ...
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Securing VGA Output Plus Audio From An iPad

The Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter works, and when paired with a 3.5mm audio cord plugged directly into the output on the iPad, will allow for sound and video output. If you have a system that ...
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How to share existing PC docking-station-like setup with Macbook Pro

At a minimum, I want to be able to quickly and easily switch between using the monitors, mouse and keyboard, between the PC and MBP You can't if your peripherals/accessories are plugged into this ...
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Does Lightning to 3.5 mm support High-Res headphones?

High resolution headphones work with the same analog signal as ordinary head phones. High resolution headphones “just” have to be compliant with some quality requirements for the head phones ...
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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)

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell with such low quality images, you would need to be hands on with the device. Looking at the accessories would not really help as those could be cheap ...
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