Apple will host "Made for i" event on November 7-9
During the event, accessory manufacturers will be enlightened on the art of creating peripherals utilizing the new, all-digital Lightning connector. And since the new interface is bound to replace the 30-pin dock completely, we bet that the gathering will be of epic proportions. In addition, the topic of wireless accessories connecting to iDevices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi will also be discussed.
What is probably keeping accessory manufacturers on pins and needles right now is how to get Apple to approve their products. With the introduction of the Lightning connector, Cupertino now has stricter control over what kind of third-party peripherals will be used with the iPhone 5 and future devices. That's because the Lightning interface comes with authentication chips, which would render unlicensed accessories incompatible. That is also why those cheap Lightning to 30-pin adapters might not work either.
The only companies that Apple will supply the necessary pins will be those that meet its requirements. Makes us wonder whether those cute Electric Friends docking stations will be on the list.
source: 9 to 5 Mac
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Cupertino here I come :)
2. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
That event is in Shenzhen, China. I don't blame you, but use third party maps next time ;)
3. ScottSchneider (Posts: 324; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
BuHahahaha... That was really for Wendy...
5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
haha lol... she got lost!
sorry wendy :) but you're lost! its not on cupertino!
6. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)
wow you android fans are so annoying. every time some one posts something about apple being totally irrelevant to android you guys try and put apple supporters down. thats pathetic.
you can thumbs down this all you want but the ones that do know its true.
14. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I'm not fandroid. I'm a symbifan. Though I know that I am standing on a burning platform.... but WP8 boat is coming for rescue!!
4. someones4 (Posts: 622; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
what an egoistic tagline. let's see if apple can get anything right this time
10. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)
idiots? haha go with iphone.
youll spend less time on the phone with technical support
9. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Big deal... Everyday Apple gets more desperate to stay relevant and generate excitement about their surpassed products. Looking and feeling more and more like RIM...
11. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
as long as the Apple haters exist every Apple event will become relevant to the millions of Apple supporters but to the hundreds of Apple haters.. nice avatar pic btw
16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7010; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
it's going to be the same shape on all their idevices