Apple hid a Lightning connector for debugging in the Apple TV 4K’s ethernet port

As it turns out, the Apple TV 4K includes a hidden Lightning port. This discovery was first made on Twitter by Kevin Bradley, better known as nitoTV on Twitter. This could lead to access to the Apple TV 4K’s firmware. more… The post Apple hid a Lightning connector for debugging in the Apple TV 4K’s […]

Podcast discusses the end of the lightning connector, waterproof patents, and interviews Moog iOS developer Geert Bevin

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O’Hara discuss rumors of the Lightning connector’s demise, patents on making connectors waterproof, network building tips, and an interview with the Geert Bevin, Moog Music’s iOS Product Manager and Software Engineering Lead. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together

Alongside the iPad Pro last November, Apple introduced a new connectivity option for users with the Smart Connector. Originally, Apple only touted the connection as being good for easily pairing things like keyboards to the iPad. We’ve since learned a little more about the capabilities of the three-pin connection, but overarching details are still vague. […]

Logitech’s ‘Logi BASE’ Stand Charges the iPad Pro Using the Smart Connector

The Smart Connector on the iPad Pro has thus far only been used for keyboard accessories including the Logitech Create and Apple’s own Smart Keyboard, but today, Logitech is debuting a new accessory that uses a little known functionality of the Smart Connector — charging. Logitech’s new Logi BASE is a stand for the 9.7 […]

Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector

Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector, according to often-reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara. Apple may also release Lightning-equipped EarPods to support the new audio output on future iOS devices. The report, citing a “reliable source,” claims the new same-sized Lightning connector […]

Retina MacBook Teardown Reveals iPad-Like Battery Connector, Details Force Touch Trackpad

After Apple revealed the new 12-inch Retina MacBook at its March “Spring Forward” event, the performance and speed of the sleek-but-slightly-underpowered machine came into question by many. Unlike the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the Retina MacBook comes with an Intel Core M Processor and provides only a single USB-C port to double as an […]