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Submission + - Apple's Lightning connector hides Authentication chip inside (appleinsider.com) 1

exomondo writes: Apple's new Lightning connector — introduced at the iPhone 5 launch — may be 80% smaller than its 30-pin predecessor, it may also boast reversibility but it includes within it an Authentication chip effectively preventing any unlicensed accessories. This allows Apple to completely control the market for all cable and dock accessories that make use of the new Lightning interface.
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Apple's Lightning connector hides Authentication chip inside

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  • If Apple thinks it can corner the market by a chip, it may need some re-thinking

    Nothing can't be hacked ... it's only a matter of time someone hacks the damn thing

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