Where to Buy Cheap iPhone Lightning Cables

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iPhone Lightning cables aren’t cheap, but if you look in the right places, you can find good-quality options for less than you would pay in the Apple Store. You just bought a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c, and it’s your first upgrade to the new iPhones since they introduced the new Lightning connector (or […]

How to Keep iPhone Cables from Breaking

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Ever come across a broken iPhone charging cable? You’re certainly not alone, but we have a few tips that will help you avoid a broken iPhone Lightning cable in the future. We’ve all experienced a broken charging cable. They get worn out after a while and the cable starts tear open at the base of […]

iPhone Flash Drives Now Exist, but They’re Pricey

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Since the introduction of microUSB flash drives at CES earlier this year, we’ve been wondering when we would see a similar product arrive for the iPhone and iPad. However, that day has finally arrived. Hyper, the makers behind those robust MacBook battery packs that we love so much, have come up with a Lightning flash […]

Lightning Cable Problems Persist Due to Corrosion

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Apple’s Lightning connector is finally starting to fully replace its 30-pin predecessor, with only a couple of products that Apple sells still sporting the legacy connector, but a lot of users have reported that they’re experiencing corrosion problems with their USB Lightning cables, rendering them defective over time. ZDNet editor Jason O’Grady has been having the worst […]

Cheaper iPhone MFi and Lightning Accessories Reportedly On the Way

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If there’s one thing you might know about iPhone and iPad accessories, it’s that they’re not cheap. Even third-party manufacturers can’t get the prices down, but that could soon change as Mac Otakara is reporting that Apple has lowered the licensing fees for third-parties and other accessory makers that make official gaming controllers and Lightning accessories […]

When Will Apple Finally Phase Out its 30-Pin Connector?

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Apple’s Lightning connector is now the company’s main connector for its iOS devices, but it has taken a little while to get to the point where most owners are upgraded to the new plug. However, Apple currently still actively sells three products that use its older 30-pin connector: the iPad 2, iPhone 4s and the […]

Apple iPhone 5s Lightning Dock Unveiled, Also Works with iPhone 5

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For the first time since introducing the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 last year, Apple has finally released a Lightning dock. Previously, the company has sold iPhone docks, but they were only for the 30-pin connector. These new Lightning docks are made for the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c — both have their […]

OCDock Neatly Charges iPhone 5 Tucked in Front of Apple Display

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The OCDock (as in OCD + Dock) fits the iPhone 5 and charges the phone via a Lightning connector and cable thin enough to hide flat under the base of an Apple iMac or Thunderbolt Display. The super thin cable fits beneath the computer or display out of the user’s way in a neat-freak OCD […]

iHome iDL45: Clock Radio with Lightning Dock for iPad and iPhone

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The new iHome iDL45 FM stereo alarm clock radio puts a Lightning dock connector on top of an alarm clock with FM radio that charges and plays music from a user’s iPad with Retina, iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPod Touch fifth gen or newer Apple iOS devices. We’re finally starting to see Lightning docks and […]

Another Reason Why iPhone Owners Should Avoid Cheap Chargers: Hardware Hacking

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Aside from catching fire and melting, cheap Lightning charging accessories for the iPhone 5, iPad with Retina Display, iPod Touch, and iPad mini may cause even more harm. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology will be showing a new proof-of-concept Lightning charger at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to […]

Because of Bluetooth Accessory Vendors Are Longer Beholden to Apple

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Apple is losing its grip on iPhone accessories as companies look to a better Bluetooth standard with longer battery life as the way to connect to both iOS and Android devices. According to a recent report in the New York Times, the Bluetooth wireless standard is allowing accessory makers to connect to Apple devices without […]

iHome Lightning Docks Arrive for iPhone 5 and iPad 4

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iHome Audio recently introduced two new iHome Lightning Docks that make use of the Apple Lightning connectors. They are the iHome iDL45 for iPad and iHome iPL10 for iPhone 5. These docks give users two of the first docking stations available to charge Lightning enabled iOS devices. When Apple first introduced the new Lightning charging and […]

Best iPhone 5 Car Accessories

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If you have an iPhone and a long commute to work, or you just need a way to stay connected while on the road, there are some accessories out there that can improve your experience, keep you safe by providing distraction-free driving and integrate the vehicle with the phone. The iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S […]

Lightning Cables: Cheaper, Better iPhone 5 & iPad 4 Charging Cables

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Now that Apple lets companies in the Made for iPhone program create Lightning accessories, a number of accessory makers have their own Lightning cables. These third-party Lightning accessories are generally less expensive than Apple’s $19 cable, or offer varying lengths to fit users’ needs. While there are some very inexpensive Lightning cables around the Internet, […]

Scosche Lightning Cables for iPhone and iPad Charge in Car or Home

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Accessory maker Scosche just announced a set of Scosche Lightning cables that will charge the iPhone 5, iPad mini and new 4th generation iPad with Retina Display. Most come at a slightly lower cost than what buyers can get from Apple. Two of the three models of Lightning cables come in both a 5-watt and higher […]

Apple Selling Shorter Lightning Cable, Tweaked In-Ear Headphones

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Today Apple quietly released a new Lightning cable and made a small change to its in-ear headphones. The new Lightning cable from Apple is half the length of the cable it includes with the iPhone 5, iPad mini and other recent iOS devices, but it costs the same. The new cable is 0.5 meters long […]

Cheap Lightning Cables Now Available at Monoprice for Less Than $12

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Monoprice is now selling Lightning USB cables for $11.77, a 38% savings compared to Apple’s $19 cable. The online retailer is well known for selling generic cables and accessories for a fraction of what Apple, Monster and others’ goods sell for.  The availability of cheaper Lightning cables should ease many iPhone 5 users’ frustrations over […]

Mophie iPhone 5 Battery Case Spotted on Plane Post-CES

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On my plane home from the Consumer Electronics Show, I was fortunate enough to sit next to a distributer who is a partner of Mophie, maker of the popular iPhone battery case. Since the iPhone 5 was released, Mophie had been relatively quiet and coy about when its iPhone 5 battery case would be released […]