Apple's Lightning connector might be able to host USB devices

Apple's Lightning connector might be able to host USB devices
The shrunken new connector on the iPhone 5 that Apple calls Lightning might be a pain in the neck when it comes to hooking older accessories, and the need rises for a not-so-cheap adapter, but it reportedly comes with the pretty cool feature of a USB host.

We have had this capability on the iPad, via Apple's Camera Connection Kit, but not on Apple's handsets, so hopefully now we are getting it there too.

The USB host function of the Lightning port will allow for external peripherals to be hooked up to your iPhone 5, such as keyboards, cameras and so on, in case that need arises.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. prototype

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Yet another Android innovation stolen by Apple

2. TalkingTechy

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I would love this to use the iPhone as a remote trigger for my Sony A65 DSLR. Maybe I can already do this? Anyone know how?

3. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

so hot!

4. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

so hot!

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