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Apple Won't Make A Dock For The iPhone 5's New Plug (AAPL)
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller confirms: Apple has no iPhone 5 dock in the works

Apple's Lightning chips contain manufacturer-specific serial numbers

arstechnica.com
Does it seem like there are fewer Lightning-compatible accessories for your iPhone than there were back when Apple was using the 30-pin connector? That's probably an accurate perception, given how Apple has tightened up its control of its MFi Program, which the company uses to license the use of...
Apple's Lightning chips contain manufacturer-specific serial numbers
Holiday Shopping Guide: Every single great Lightning accessory we could find
Here's The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images

Apple's Lightning connector guidelines for 'Made For iPhone/iPod/iPad' detailed by Mophie

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Third-party accessory maker Mophie on Thursday offered some interesting particulars about Apple's MFi initiative as it pertains to the preprietary Lightning connector, saying that the company is going to great lengths to protect its investment in the new I/O protocol....
Apple's Lightning connector guidelines for 'Made For iPhone/iPod/iPad' detailed by Mophie
iPad mini model compared to iPad in new hands-on [video]
New iPad mini photos appear to firm up earlier leaks

A Lot Of Companies Have Tried And Failed To Make A Smartwatch (MSFT, SNE)

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If you believe the reports and rumors, a lot of big names in tech are working on smartwatches.  Google, Apple, Samsung, and LG all reportedly have plans to make a smartwatch soon. The concept is pretty straightforward: the devices would pair with your smartphone and let you look at incoming...
A Lot Of Companies Have Tried And Failed To Make A Smartwatch (MSFT, SNE)

New images reveal alleged complete iPad mini design

www.electronista.com
A Chinese site, DGtle, has posted photos depicting a mockup version of the iPad mini, notes Nowhereelse.fr. The model may have been built from leaked specifications for a third-party accessory maker hoping to test cases. If based on legitimate data, the mockup could be the first glimpse of a complete...
New images reveal alleged complete iPad mini design

Apple schedules 'Made for i' conference for Nov. 7-9

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Apple will hold its next "Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad" (MFi) conference a month earlier than last year, gathering hundreds of licensed third-party accessory makers in the city of Shenzhen, China to discuss new devices, directions for accessories and other aspects of Apple's licensing program. The big topic this year is expected...
Apple schedules 'Made for i' conference for Nov. 7-9

Scosche Already Designing New Dock Connector Accessories

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iLounge reports on images from an anonymous tipster showing off the first photos of accessories for the new Apple Dock connector. The products appear to come from Scoshe and incorporate both a micro USB plug, as well as an adapter for the new iPhone dock connector. The charger will presumably...
Scosche Already Designing New Dock Connector Accessories
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Op-ed: Why now could be the right time for Apple to ditch the Dock connector

arstechnica.com
But although such a change would present difficulties for the legion of companies that make accessories for iPhones, iPads, and iPods, we think now might actually be a good time for Apple to make that switch. That same 30-pin dock connector is still used on the iPhone, iPad, iPod classic,...
Op-ed: Why now could be the right time for Apple to ditch the Dock connector

Apple Is Going To Reveal New Apple TV Software In Two Weeks -- REPORT (AAPL)

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Apple will unveil a new operating system for its Apple TV box next week at WWDC, reports BGR. This new OS is supposedly the same one that will run on Apple's highly-anticipated HDTV. It will make use of something called "control out," allowing third-party accessory manufacturers to let the television...
Apple Is Going To Reveal New Apple TV Software In Two Weeks -- REPORT (AAPL)

New iPhone to feature 4-inch display, metal case, smaller dock connector, fall release

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Apple’s new iPhone, which is currently rumored to launch in September or October, is reportedly going to be the first iPhone to have a larger display. Multiple reports have suggested that the new iPhone will feature a 4-inch screen, and iLounge’s Jeremy Horowitz is throwing his weight behind it...
New iPhone to feature 4-inch display, metal case, smaller dock connector, fall release

News: New Apple connectors unavailable, third-party add-ons may miss holidays

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After nine years of steady third-party accessory growth for its devices, Apple faces a potentially serious ecosystem disruption this year, multiple reliable sources have confirmed to iLounge. With only two weeks remaining before the expected debut of the next-generation iPhone, Apple has not offered third-party developers the components or...
News: New Apple connectors unavailable, third-party add-ons may miss holidays

Apple claims dibs on new dock adapters, report says

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When Apple debuts its new dock plug, it will be the first to offer an adapter, potentially leaving third-party accessory makers in the lurch. [Read more]...
Apple claims dibs on new dock adapters, report says

Lightning cable's authentication chip found to offer "just enough" security

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In a teardown of Apple's new Lightning cable, semiconductor and electronic systems analysis firm Chipworks found an unpublished Texas Instruments chip that is likely to include a security feature, which Apple may be leveraging to stop third-party accessory makers from building unauthorized products....
Lightning cable's authentication chip found to offer "just enough" security

New images reveal alleged complete iPad mini design

www.electronista.com
A Chinese site, DGtle, has posted photos depicting a mockup version of the iPad mini, notes Nowhereelse.fr. The model may have been built from leaked specifications for a third-party accessory maker hoping to test cases. If based on legitimate data, the mockup could be the first glimpse of a complete...
New images reveal alleged complete iPad mini design

Accessory maker halts production of 'iPad mini' cases due to apparent 'design change''

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A major third-party accessory maker is said to have halted production of its cases for Apple's rumored "iPad mini," after the company apparently learned that its cases were based on the wrong design....
Accessory maker halts production of 'iPad mini' cases due to apparent 'design change''

Apple requires Lightning accessory makers to meet supplier code of conduct

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Apple's annual "MFi" conference is currently underway in Shenzhen, China, where the company has informed third-party accessory makers that they will need to meet its supplier code of conduct to sell officially licensed products....
Apple requires Lightning accessory makers to meet supplier code of conduct

Asian companies already have 'iPad mini' accessories boxed, labeled and ready to order

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Some third-party accessory makers are so prepared for Apple's rumored 7.85-inch iPad that they already have the products boxed and ready to go, before the device is even made official....
Asian companies already have 'iPad mini' accessories boxed, labeled and ready to order

Third-party accessory makers held up by Apple's new Lightning connector rules

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Apple is said to have made "significant changes" to its "Made for iPhone" rules, which has prevented third-party accessory makers from promptly getting their new Lightning-compatible accessories to market....
Third-party accessory makers held up by Apple's new Lightning connector rules
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