Apple will host "Made for i" event on November 7-9

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Apple will host "Made for i" event on November 7-9
The October 23 unveiling of the iPad mini is not the only event Apple has scheduled for the forthcoming weeks. From November 7 until November 9, the company will host its next "Made for i" conference in Shenzhen, China.

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

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16 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Cupertino here I come :)

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

That event is in Shenzhen, China. I don't blame you, but use third party maps next time ;)

3. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

BuHahahaha... That was really for Wendy...

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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. grow up.

8. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

welcome to fandroid arena, gregory.

14. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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!!

15. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

you're basically a nokia fan.

4. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

what an egoistic tagline. let's see if apple can get anything right this time

7. smartandcool3

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Made for "iDIOTS"????

10. gregoryyy3 unregistered

idiots? haha go with iphone. youll spend less time on the phone with technical support

12. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Best Comment Ever!

13. rmg21

Posts: 6; Member since: May 23, 2011

Amen to That!!!

9. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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 unregistered

it's going to be the same shape on all their idevices

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