Older connector to be used by Apple to allow Lightning headphones to work with USB-C ports
by Alan Friedman / Feb 06, 2017, 8:46 PM
The UAC will be used as a go-between (along with the use of a dongle) allowing Lighting headphones to work with a USB Type-C port and vice versa. The connector will allow the headphone to instantly adjust so that it can figure out if it is receiving audio from a USB-C port or a Lightning port; thanks to the use of the UAC, the headphone will be able to make necessary adjustments and work with either one.
Of course, this whole mess could be greatly alleviated if Apple were to replace the Lightning port on its devices with a Type-C USB port. But that would take control over the charging port on the iPhone and iPad out of Apple's hands. Still, the company did switch to the USB-C ports with the 2016 MacBook Pro.
So far, there is no word on when any of these new products will be released. One headphone manufacturer is said to be ready to launch UAC products during the summer. While there could be other uses for the UAC, it looks like the connector will be focused on allowing headsets with one type of plug, to be used on devices that have a different type of port. With the 3.5mm earphone jack disappearing, there is a real need for these products. Families and individuals that employ both iOS and Android handsets will be able to use a UAC connector in order to share headphones.
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While the rest of the industry moves forward in earnest, Apple has to do these sorts of gymnastics to keep their dated proprietary crap functional. When will they actually do their users a favor and drop the proprietary garbage?
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 9:12 PM 20
Love my USBC ports on my Macbook :D
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 9:55 PM 2
USB C is great since it's universal. However, lightning is not. It's proprietary and Apple charges exorbitant amount of money for it. Not to mention the functionality and versatility it lacks compared to USB C port. I see no reason to stick to lightning for iPhone apart for profit and sticking it to their loyal customers.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 10:20 PM 10
Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012
id rather have USB C than lightning. Just about all high end android flagships have fast charging, meanwhile iPhones don't. It's sad that apple is always behind in the program. Especially since removing the headphone jack for greed. They claim courage but let's be honest that's total bulls**t. They just wanted to hit big with the new w1 chip.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 10:28 PM 10
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Without the jack, 3rd party manufacturers have to pay royalties to greedy Apple to make wired headphones with lightning and will cause more innocent "people" to buy airpods. I don't mind if someone call me captain obvious.
posted on Feb 07, 2017, 5:51 AM 2
Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016
The reason why they don't switch to type c.. On their smartphone is bcos of money.. Ppl wud buy or use any usb type c cheap chargers android ones.. And expensive apple ones wud be covered by dust in their stores..
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 4:36 AM 0
Posts: 2193; Member since: Oct 28, 2015
Are you an Apple user sweetie?... no? Then why are you complaining about something you don't have and never will? It's like I were complaining about the brexit or trump and I don't live in those countries. Typical Fandroid troll logic SMH. Go complain about what matters to you like exploding phones, laggy and slow performance, poor optimization and extremely delayed firmware updates
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 6:26 AM 0
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Until they stop putting up spectacular numbers that are coming from the consumers wallet, id say never. Why change what the public has no problem buying? Besides they make a great product and when you need something they have a solution.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 9:25 PM 3
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From 2017 it will be mandatory to have a USB standard on phones. This is decided by the European Union to have 1 standard! I remember from years ago every phone had a different type of charger which was really crap. So apple needs to implement a usb standard but they chose to create an extra dongle/cable........apple the dongle company.....they earn millions with the dongles and cables. But poor ifans will keep buying them because they are best cables in the world.........feel sorry for those sheep.....you are getting ripped by apple!
posted on Feb 07, 2017, 1:59 AM 2
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The EU had a mandatory standard for microUSB on phones a few years back, when Apple was still using their 30 pin dock connector. Rather than change to microUSB they just paid fines for non-compliance, I'm sure this will be no different.
posted on Feb 07, 2017, 8:31 PM 0
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