Unauthorized Ligthning cables elicit a warning in iOS 7
posted by Alan F. / Jun 12, 2013, 8:34 AM
Because the new operating system is in beta, it is not clear whether this warning will be part of the final build. You might recall that Apple placed an authentication chip inside the Lightning connector. While the warning message was used by Apple before with its 30 pin connector, this is the first time that it has appeared on devices using the new Lightning cable.
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Oooo...i thought the notification would be flashed in bright "cyan"-ical arrangement.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 8:37 AM 7
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It will after the iOS 7 OTA
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 8:42 AM 1
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Warning! Your cable was not supplied by a Genius! We suggest going and spending your arm and a leg on one from our store!
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 9:01 AM 7
An unauthorized cable could be dangerous, if someone's going to sell these and ignore the licensing, who's to say they aren't ignoring safety requirements as well? They could be poorly constructed and heat up/melt when used. Will every unauthorized cable do this? Probably not. I'd say most are probably fine. But any cable you buy in a retail store is going to be properly licensed and you're not taking a risk with those.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 11:42 AM 0
Another way for Apple being greedy grabbing your money just too buy their expensive BRANDED cable.
posted on Jun 12, 2013, 1:41 PM 3
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posted on Jun 12, 2013, 3:10 PM 0
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