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Apple’s Ridiculous Lightning Rules Force $140,000 Kickstarter Project To Close [Updated]

Apple’s Ridiculous Lightning Rules Force $140,000 Kickstarter Project To Close [Updated]

Apple’s guidelines for its new Lightning connector have forced a popular Kickstarter project that sourced almost $140,000 in funding — more than twice the amount it required — to close and refund all of its backers. Electronics firm Edison Jr designed a charging station compatible with a multitude of Android and iOS devices called the POP. But after exceeding its funding goal, it quickly realized that Apple wouldn’t approve it.

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Apple Now Selling Lightning To Micro USB Adapter For Europe

Apple Now Selling Lightning To Micro USB Adapter For Europe

How much?!?!

Following the unveiling of the iPhone 5 and a new family of iPods on Wednesday, Apple has begun selling a new Lightning to Micro USB adapter for customers in Europe. As its name suggests, the adaptor allows users to charge and sync their new iOS device using a Micro USB cable — in compliance with the rules laid out by European Commission.

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Some Apple Stores Now Use Special Dock Connectors To Stop iOS Devices From Being Stolen

Some Apple Stores Now Use Special Dock Connectors To Stop iOS Devices From Being Stolen

This dock connector will prevent iOS devices from being stolen from the Apple Store.

Apple retail stores are now installing special dock connectors to prevent iOS devices from being stolen. They look just like the regular USB cable that ships with every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but they feature a nifty anti-left lock that prevents them from being removed from the device — essentially tethering the unit to the table.

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Reuters: Apple’s New iPhone Will Get Smaller Dock Connector To Make Room For Headphone Jack

Reuters: Apple’s New iPhone Will Get Smaller Dock Connector To Make Room For Headphone Jack

Your new iPhone’s headphone jack will be located on the bottom of the device — just like the iPod touch.

Sources familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed to Reuters that the company’s “iPhone 5’ will launch with a smaller, 19-pin dock connector that will make room for a headphone jack on the bottom of the device. The move will mean that existing iPhone accessories — which use Apple’s existing 30-pin connector — won’t be compatible with the new handset.

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Apple Needs Two Engineers To Redesign Your New iPhone’s Dock Connector

Apple Needs Two Engineers To Redesign Your New iPhone’s Dock Connector

Who wants a whole this big in the bottom of their iPhone?

A pair of new job listings on Apple’s website confirm that the company is seeking two engineers to overhaul the existing 30-pin dock connector currently employed by its iOS devices. The listings strengthen rumors Apple will introduce a new dock connector with its sixth-generation iPhone later this year, that will be significantly smaller than its predecessor.

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