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Lightning cable cracked and third party solution ready to ship November 3rd

Lightning cable cracked and third party solution ready to ship November 3rd
If you picked up an iPhone 5 and have not been so thrilled with bringing the Lightning cable with you everywhere, it looks like the first third-party has come through with a working cable at half the price plus shipping.

One of the issues facing third party manufacturers is that the 8-pin Lightning cable is “protected” by an authentication chip. It was thought that this factor would make it difficult to reverse-engineer. Fortunately, these chips are not packing super-strong encryption, instead having a rudimentary authentication that might be found in a printer cartridge.

The result is that iPhone5mod has a cable ready to go for $9.90 plus $4 shipping to the US.

While Apple is just now getting around to brief “approved” third-party manufacturers about what must be done in order to make products with the new Lightning plug, iPhone5mods decided to just do it. It is entirely plausible to expect these cables to operate as advertised, but we suspect that if you end up cooking your iPhone 5, the company is probably not going to be able to help. That issue aside, with so much of this technology being assembled in China one could argue why this took so long.

source: iPhone5mod via BGR


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posted on 25 Oct 2012, 23:52

1. just.right (banned) (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


well when there's quality products out there bound to be plenty who wants to jump on the band wagon... I mean look at the og iphone and there came along samsung--- well I guess after being sued the crap out of them maybe android as a whole will learn their lesson of not stealing tech and innovation LOL shaking my head LOL

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:18 7

6. MeoCao (unregistered)


Come on, don't you know that Apple is specialized in stealing ideas that belong to all people and slapping their rotten logo on them? This came from no1 else but Steve Jobs.

Jobs loved to quote that "great artists steal"

Well great artists do sometimes take good existing ideas for their work and the word "steal" is used figuratively, but Apple literally steal the ideas that are not their and sue others for using them.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:25 14

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple holds patent on Stealing and Daylight robbery?

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 11:36

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10529; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow that's an awesome post. NOT!!!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:53 1

12. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


WOW. I hope you're being sarcastic. If not your a clown. You might want to change your username because your wrong wrong wrong.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 02:05

13. addy23 (unregistered)


Wow...In your fass apple

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 23:55 3

2. thegreatone99 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


NYCE!! go china!!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:07 2

3. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Gotta love these names Apple comes up with, now I can guarantee some idiot is going to spout this name as if it means something, yawn! Lightning cable, it should deliver a shock that would melt down your much slower iPhone 5 because it's not up to lightning speed. My issue is why does Apple feel the need to create things you don't need when there is perfectly fine tools already around? Does this new cable move things at a much faster rate than what is already available for data transmission? My answer is to make people pay for accessories, why else? Come on now, lightning plug sounds fast as f**k and my data will zoom and also my phone will charge faster than phones without the lightning plug too.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:10 4

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


HAHAHA poor apple :)) after all the efforts, tsk. :))

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:16 2

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


Come on, don't you know that Apple is specialized in stealing ideas that belong to all people and slapping their rotten logo on them? This came from no1 else but Steve Jobs.

Jobs loved to quote that "great artists steal"

Well great artists do sometimes take good existing ideas for their work and the word "steal" is used figuratively, but Apple literally steal the ideas that are not their and sue others for using them.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:52

8. ngyixian96 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


have somebody know that when the iphone 5 will gonna sell in malaysia ???

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 00:54 4

9. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Don't underestimate Chinese engineers. XD

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 10:02

10. frydaexiii (Posts: 1207; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Choo Choo, here comes the sue train...

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:43 1

11. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


I just use a Micro USB.. Oh too soon?

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