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


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


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


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


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 […]

All-In-One Lightning, 30-pin Dock Connector & Micro USB Charging Cable

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With one cable and an adapter users can charge the iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad with 30 pin dock connector and a host of Micro USB devices like Bluetooth headsets and Android phones. The Innergie Magic Cable Duo and the new Micro USB to Lightning adapter makes it possible to charge almost any modern gadget without […]

Apple Now Selling Lightning to VGA, Lightning to HDMI & Camera Cables

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Today Apple announced two new iPads with Lightning ports and a few new Lightning cable adapters to go along with the iPad Mini and the iPad 4th generation. To help photographers Apple introduced two new cables. One cable connects the Lightning port to a USB port so users can connect a camera to their iPad […]

Non-Apple Approved Lightning Authentication Chips Already in Production; Lightning Accessories Coming Soon


It looks like a whole new array of cheap, inexpensive, non-Apple approved Lightning accessories may be hitting the market soon as Apple’s authentication chipset found within its Lightning cables have been cracked and cloned. According to the latest report on Apple Insider, these authentication chips are now being produced in China without the authorization or […]

Will Mid-Cycle iPad 3 Refresh Debut With FaceTime Camera, Bonded Display?


Apple may announce a refresh of the third generation iPad refresh, which is a mid-cycle update, at the same media event that will host the highly anticipated debut of the 7.85-inch iPad Mini later this morning in San Jose, California. Previously, it was rumored that Apple would provide a mid-cycle update to the current third […]

Lightning to HDMI Cables Could Arrive at iPad Mini Event

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Apple may announce the Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA cables at the iPad Mini event on October 23rd, when the company is expected to announce new devices with the Lightning connector. Apple introduced the new Lightning port at the iPhone 5 event in September, promising Lightning to HDMI and VGA cables in, “the coming […]

Apple to Talk iPhone 5 Accessories on November 7th & 8th

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Apple will hold a Made For iPhone/iPad/iPod seminar on November 7 and 8 to talk to accessory makers about a few changes according to a TechCrunch report. In the MFi seminar Apple will talk to accessory makers about making their accessories for the iPhone 5 and other new iOS devices. A major point of the […]

Authentication Chip in Lightning Cable Made By Texas Instruments


In an a teardown and analysis of Apple’s Lightning cable, which replaced the standard 30-pin dock connector cable on the iPhone 5, Chipworks found that a Texas Instruments chip is used inside the cable, likely serving as a security chip. The authentication chip found within the Lightning cable could have a big impact on Apple’s […]

iPad Mini Launch May Include Complete iPad Refresh

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Apple will soon unveil 24 new iPad models including the new iPad Mini according to a report from 9To5Mac. The Apple rumor site posted an image of 24 new SKUs for Apple’s iPad with four different model numbers: P101, P103, P105, and P107. The descriptions for each SKU include A or B for black or […]

30-Pin to Lightning Adapter Pre-Orders Now Arriving

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Just a day after we heard that Apple had begin shipping pre-orders, the company’s 30-pin to Lightning Adapter has begun arriving for those that pre-ordered the accessory when the iPhone 5 went on sale. Those who pre-ordered the extremely sought after accessory at launch have begun to see the 30-pin to Lightning Adapter show up […]

Apple Now Shipping Lightning To Dock Connector Adapters

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After weeks of waiting Apple is finally shipping Lighting to Dock Connector adapters to users who ordered them. According to MacRumors some users in Australia already received emails with shipping information on their new adapters. The Apple website still lists the adapters as shipping in October, but those who ordered theirs soon should begin receiving […]

Apple Stores Go Without iPhone 5 Cases

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iPhone 5 cases are a hot item as consumers look to protect their new iPhone from scratches, but one place shoppers can’t find any iPhone 5 cases is the Apple Store. For the first time in two years Apple launched an iPhone without an official case. It could be that Apple feels the iPhone 5 […]