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Apple Reverses Stance On Lighting Rules To Allow POP Kickstarter Project

Apple Reverses Stance On Lighting Rules To Allow POP Kickstarter Project

POP is back in business!

Last week, we told you about how Apple’s ridiculous Lightning rules forced a Kickstarter project to shut down after raising $140,000. The POP Station was intended to provide charging for multiple kinds of connectors, including Lightning and the older 30-pin. For users who own newer Apple devices and legacy 30-pin devices, the POP solved the problem of constantly switching out cables.

After raising the money, the makers of POP were informed that Apple’s new licensing rules wouldn’t allow Lightning and 30-pin connectors to be packaged together. There was such an outcry from backers and the online media that Apple has since reversed its stance.

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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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