Apple recently spoke out against the EU’s proposal to force smartphone manufacturers to pick one port for everyone.
Lawmakers in the European Union will discuss whether smartphone charging ports should be standardized by tech companies.
We have a deal on an MFi certified collection of charging accessories, all with a canvas exterior, even the cable. It includes a 3-foot Lightning connector, a 2.4A power bank, a car charger, and a wall charger. This bundle is $29.99 through deal, but coupon code BFSAVE15 brings the price down to $25.49 at checkout.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Cellebrite’s new partnership and other iPhone hacks like Lightning cables.
We have a deal on a Lightning splitter that lets you listen through Lightning headphones and charge your iPhone at the same time. Plus, the Lightning plug that actually goes into your iPhone is elongated so that it works with cases. It’s $11.99 through our deal.
We have a deal on the Mcdodo Lightning Bolt 3.0 Lightning Cable. This cable will halt the flow of power once the battery is fully charged to increase the longevity of your battery. It’s also 6-feet long. You can get this cable through our deal for $19.
We have a deal on the FuelBox LightSpeed Charging Cable, a cable that can charge Lightning, MicroUSB, and USB-C devices. It does so with attached-adapters that let you use the type of connector you need at that moment. It also features a nylon-braided cord with aluminum charging cord tips. You can get this cable for $15.99 through our deal.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on a report saying Apple is replacing the iPad Pro Lighting port with USB-C, along with the reported names for the new iPhone lineup.
Apple is dropping the Lighting port in favor of USB-C on the new iPad Pro, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Square announced yesterday that you won’t need a dongle for your headphone jackless iPhone anymore.
What would it take for Apple to ditch the Lightning port on iPhones? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the possibilities, and Bryan ends up convincing himself to buy Apple’s not-shipping-yet AirPower charging pad. They also ask themselves what it would take for them to want Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, new iPad Pros, and new MacBooks. Their conclusion? It’s going to be an expensive fall.
It’s looking like this is the year Apple will stop including the Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter with new iPhones.
Right now they’re only available in Apple stores and Apple’s website.
DigiTimes has a report claiming the iPhone is switching to USB-C. It’s either wrong, or a misinterpretation of Apple’s plans.
Belkin has a new Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack cable that lets you connect your iPhone to a sound system, car stereo, or other speakers without needing an adapter. The 3.5 mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector is MFi certified and is available at Belkin’s website now and other stores soon. The cable costs US$29.99 for the 4-foot version, and $34.99 for the 6-foot version.
John Kheit from Pop.0, Bryan Chaffin, and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not Apple should move to USB-C from Lightning for the iPhone and iPad data sync and charging port.
The cost for a Lightning to USB-C cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your new Mac isn’t as expensive as it used to be. Last month, the cable cost $25, and now it’s $19. That’s great because it seems like a cable should’ve included. If we take a big logic leap, maybe it’s also a hint that Apple is dropping USB A from more Mac models soon.
When iOS 11.4 ships it’ll include a security feature that disables the Lightning port if the iPhone hasn’t been unlocked for seven days, and that won’t likely sit well with law enforcement agencies.
Amazon Key will let delivery people into your home when you aren’t there, and Bryan and Jeff discuss the pros and cons. Jeff also gives Bryan a primer on starting off with HomeKit devices that don’t need a third party hub. They cap the show with the idea that Apple could be working towards a completely-sealed iPhone.
A report from earlier this week said Apple is abandoning the iPhone’s Lightning port in favor of USB-C, and now we’re hearing that’s not the case. Instead, Apple will stick with the Lightning conector and add support for USB Type-C power delivery for faster charging.