Apple iPhone 5 gives the world a new connector: Lightning
Apple’s new Lightning connector for its iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch
Usually, it’s hard to get a new computer connector to catch on.
But Apple, which by selling more than 400 million iPhones has plenty of clout, isn’t bound by the usual constraints. Thus, you can bet that the Lightning connector that debuts on the new iPhone 5 will be a success.
The cable replaces the 30-pin connector Apple has used since 2003, back when it had only iPods to hook up. Like that connector, it’s got a USB connection at one end.
But at the business end, where it plugs into the phone, it’s a lot…
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