POP charger back in business on Kickstarter

POP charger back in business on Kickstarter
Last week, we told you that Apple had reversed its previous decision not to license its Lightning connector. At the time, we were unsure if this meant that the POP project would re-start, but tonight we can tell you that this reversal has put the POP charger back in business on the Kickstarter site. The charger, whose name is an acronym for Point of Power, works on multiple devices with microUSB available for Android devices and both the 30-pin connector and the new Lightning connector for Apple products. 

The company behind POP had to refund $100,000 that was collected via Kickstarter when Apple pointed out that its terms prohibited the use of another type of cable in a device that featured the Lightning charger. Thanks to Apple's reversal of its position, the refunds to more than 1,000 backers of the product will not be processed and POP will continue on its way to becoming a useful product for those with a number of devices.

source: Kickstarter, GIGaom via IntoMobile



1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Nice product, Apple has some sort of COMPLEX in every single term.

2. chethan316

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 07, 2010

Lightning, not lightening. But yeah, this is very good news. Apple finally comes to its senses and this a great reply by the gang at Junior Edison to tell people they weren't just putting ideas in the air and have actual plans to bring this to the fore.

3. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Apple is a B.... /endrant

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

5. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

its a christmas miracle!

6. Shill1986

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Thankfully. To be honest, the whole debacle was for the better. They just got a ton of free coverage on the product itself. I hadn't even heard about it until they pulled it, and now that it's back on, I'll most certainly be getting one.

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Apple did the right thing here.. props to POP

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