Tag Archive: Lightning


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It’s a pretty common sight: Using an iOS device that is short on battery life while it’s charging with an even shorter Lightning cable. Now you can get the range of motion you need to comfortably use your iOS device… Read more ›

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It’s a pretty common sight: Using an iOS device that is short on battery life while it’s charging with an even shorter Lightning cable. Now you can get the range of motion you need to comfortably use your iOS device… Read more ›

Have you ever cracked a Lightning connector, or — perish the thought — your iPhone itself when roughly yanking it out of a dock? Apple’s working on the problem. Cupertino’s patent department just filed an application with the U.S. Patent… Read more ›

Over the past week, two new leaks from abroad have given us new details about what accessories will be coming with the iPhone 6. The first leak suggested that the iPhone 6 would ship with a Lightning cable with a… Read more ›

The next-gen version of USB will be reversible like Apple’s Lightning connector, meaning you’ll be able to plug it in from either side. Called USB Type-C, the new connector recently entered production, and leaks indicate Apple could ship compatible cables… Read more ›

What to do with Frayed Lightning Cables?

How many iPhone and iPad owners wind up having a frayed USB lightning adapter with wires visible or protruding from the cable? One of my own Lightning cables ended up a frayed disaster after less than a year of being always plugged into a MacBook, and only used on a desk – not exactly demanding … Read More

Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible. Multiple reports and pictures claiming to … Read More   [Read More…]

Last week, we told you about shots that had leaked from within Foxconn, which reportedly showed new Lightning cables developed by Apple that featured fully reversible USB connectors. We were excited, but there was only one problem: the images seemed… Read more ›