Apple's iOS 7 Lightning cable security check hacked by a Chinese firm

Apple's iOS 7 Lightning cable security check hacked by a Chinese firm
Seems like the folks at the iPhone5Mod are not messing around. Last year, the Chinese firm released a Flash Lightning Dock, which allowed Apple's Lightning cable to be replaced with cheaper vendor versions, which definitely didn't make the latter happy. Now, iPhone5Mod has announced that it has made its way into Apple iOS 7's authentication and will be offering cheaper cables on the market that will be compatible with the new version of the platform.

According to Cyril Chang, who is working at the Chinese firm, in order for Apple to fix that issue it has to change its own Lightning cable hardware, since the cheaper version was made accessible via a hardware crack.

source: MacRumors



1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Don't know what's Apple's problem to seek monopoly on everything. Standard MicroUSB isn't bad at all. If they want to be special then consider providing USB 3.0 support, instead of wasting resources on something strange like custom ports. Nokia, SS, LG, Sony everybody has long left the idea of custom ports.

3. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Money, that's why. Apple squeezes every little cent, they get everything out of their potential. It also adds the feel of exclusivity and a premium feel for the consumers. It's Apple subtle yet clever qualities that make them so popular and praised.

5. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Agree... at least until "cheap" iPhone appears... then the feel of exclusivity will go down the drain

9. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Even someone said that cheap iPhone won't be that cheap. In other words, less bang for the buck. Heck, even Apple shareholders don't want the cheap version of iPhone. That kind of company Apple is. They have my respect of innovating many new things (must agree) but there must be something wrong they've done as now they are seeking for Fire Exit doors.

12. axbog

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

What exclusivity feel? The world is full of Apple products. More like seeking monopol and money squeezing.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple fan might have different degrees of brains poisoning by aluminum oxide. LoL

14. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lolol! I guess that might be true!!

17. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

You're so sassy, why? I'm no Apple fan, i'm just stating what they are doing with their products. It's true, maybe you're the one with the "plastic poisoning". *WHIP SNAP*

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

disagreeing with you on this matter! thunderbolt used by apple is quite amazing and it smashes USB 3.0 it just doesn't have enough support and that is it's problem even USB 3.0 hasn't been mass produced yet !

10. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Aren't we talking about Lightning cable here? Isn't PA a site for mobile devices? Thunderbolt is out of equation on mobile devices.

16. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I guess laptops are not mobile?? LOL

19. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Look around you, Phonearena isn't *just* for phones. If you realised...

15. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

its a way better port than micro

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013


4. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013


6. FlushGordon unregistered

Apple deserved it

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why this news?

18. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

This is news because now even though iOS 7 was going to put a lockdownon aftermarket cables. (Which is extremely stupid. This kind of crap is why i hate Apple.) We can now expect cheaper Aftermarket cables that will work on iOS 7.

11. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

There's a pop up for that.

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