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Yes - just get a simple pass through adapter to plug the male USB into an adapter that fits in the lightning slot. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD820ZM/A/lightning-to-micro-usb-adapter There are also knock off and legitimate third party adapters being sold, so you can pick your price point / fit and finish / support sweet spot.


11

The lightning cable in terms of USB speed is not any faster than the cable it replaces according to the Apple Store product description for the Lightning to USB Cable This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a ...


11

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 Electron, by x-raying an adapter and investigated what they saw. According to iFixit, it is likely that it contains, at minimum, “a digital-to-analog converter ...


8

If you count the shield on USB 3.0, the "9 pin" version actually requires 10 pins, as the shield, while typically grounded, is not actually used as the signal-ground (and it cannot be used as such). As such, if the lightning connector indeed has only 8 pins, there is no way it can support USB 3.0 while properly complying with the USB spec. I would guess ...


8

This commonly occurs when there is an issue with your dock connector. It is likely dirty, obstructed in some way, or possibly even broken with a bent pin or something. Very often this is not apparent, because with 30 pins to play with, chances are most of the time you only need the ones for charging and USB data transfer, leaving the rest unused such that ...


8

Since Apple doesn't publicly commit to power levels or even pin compatibility on the lightning connector, anyone interested in learning how hardware should be designed to work with Apple's dock connectors could choose to join the MFI program: https://developer.apple.com/programs/mfi/ As a developer, Apple will provide you with detailed hardware ...


7

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.


6

Unlikely as lightning cables have circuitry in them. If you are just replacing the USB end of the cable it MIGHT work, but it would depend on what kind of circuitry is in the cable and where it is located. If there is anything beyond a bog-standard USB on one end then probably not, if one end IS just USB then this might work. If you do it post back to ...


6

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. Compatibility iPhone Models iPhone 5iPhone 5ciPhone 5siPhone SEiPhone 6iPhone 6 PlusiPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusiPhone 7iPhone 7 Plus iPad Models ...


5

Somewhere around 160 mA. Kineteka sells a 30 pin breakout board and pin 18 supplies the 3.3 volts. I just connected a 500 ohm pot between pin 18 and ground and lowered the resistance while measuring the current. It tops out around 160 mA. Try it! EDIT: Kineteka has closed but here are some similar 30 pin breakout boards with which I have no experience: ...


5

Nope. I don't know where that came from, but it's certainly not a current product, and it's unlikely to be a future one. Thunderbolt requires expensive chips relative to other connector technologies, which take up a fair bit of PCB space, which is at a premium in iOS devices and iPods (just look at the iPhone 5 teardown). In fact, reducing the size ...


5

The iPod out functionality is actually a very specific feature that was added only very recently. Only a few cars actually support it, so the vast vast majority of appliances should continue to work fine. Here's the thing, though: "iPod Out" doesn't actually mean "audio output from an iPod." It's the branding for a very specific feature for cars and ...


5

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 are no drivers in the OS for them.


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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 normal use (like the phone being in a bag or pocket that has dust, dirt, lint and such.) My old 3G (with the wide charger) was doing the exact same thing until I ...


4

In the external buttons and connectors section of Apple's official spec sheet for the iPhone 5 no mention is made that the lightning connector is magnetic. Given how proud, and rightly so, Apple is of the MagSafe connector, I'd bet dollars to doughnuts they would mention that the new connector is MagSafe if that was indeed the case. Secondly, looking at 2D ...


4

The iPad manual (page 136) and other Apple documentation (see bottom) are not very specific in this regard meaning... ...they do not state specific minimum currents required for charging. ...they only distinguish between: charging while the iPad is awake (USB hubs with 1100 mA; newer Macs/displays) charging while the iPad is in sleep mode (USB hubs with ...


4

That's a third-party cable, not an official Apple cable, so what's probably happening is that for some reason that cable is bridging the 2nd and 11th pins, telling the device to send the audio out the 3rd and 4th pins: From http://pinouts.ru/PortableDevices/ipod_pinout.shtml: 2 GND Audio & Video ground (-), internally connected with Pin 1 ...


4

My solution to your problem is to use the longer 30 pin to lightning adapter and lie the phone down rather than prop it up dock style, but I get the convenience of just dropping in a phone on any dock and not having to repurpose/recycle otherwise functional docks prematurely. I also just use one cable and bring it with my device rather than fixing all the ...


4

Yes - lightning carries decent amount of power. Crossed wires could short out a device. MagSafe - worse - more power, less room for error. The only upside there is the MagSafe in side of things is a bit more robust since it handles more power and if you blow the MagSafe on the Mac, it's a relatively inexpensive repair. Fixing the phone connector would be ...


4

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 either side facing up (the processor inside the plug detects the plug's orientation and routes the electrical signals to the correct pins).Two ...


3

Just to confirm what bmike said: I have one of Apple's micro-USB-to-Lightning adapters, and am using it with the cable from an Amazon Kindle. The combination works flawlessly on both the charging and data-synchronization fronts.


3

Found this a BH in a 20 second google search! http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=902893&gclid=CJ6GgZrLkcMCFWFp7AodCg4AzQ&Q=&is=REG&A=details


3

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 purchases online, you can download the Apple Store App by Apple and make purchases there. MFI Certified Products When purchasing these non-Apple branded products ...


3

To answer your first scenario, this article covers some options. The first one is this charge and listen device: Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar


3

According to the Apple product page, any device with a Lightning port and iOS 10 is compatible.


3

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 there could be a rare defect. Rd to know without testing and observing the port.


3

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 years) is designed to be used for both audio playback and charging. I can't comment on the RAV4 specifically, but in most vehicles the input source will change as ...


3

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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I don't know in general, but after iOS 4.2 the maximum current you can obtain through the Apple camera connection kit it's just 20 mA.


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