Unauthorized Third Party Lightning Authentication Chips Surface in China

Posted October 22, 2012 at 9:05pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10448 views

Unauthorized third party Lightning authentication chips appear to be in production already, according to a BGR report.

The site was sent a photo of the chips which can be seen below. The authentication embedded in the Lightning connector was reportedly cracked a few weeks ago.

We are told there are now multiple versions of these unofficial Lightning authentication chips and connectors floating around China, and while that may be good news for those looking for lower priced accessories and chargers, it doesn’t look good for Apple’s MFI partners who are licensing the technology and making legitimate accessories.

Apple is holding a conference in China for its Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad partners on November 7-8th at which time it will detail the requirements of the updated program.

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Rockne1865 - October 23, 2012 at 6:38am
I need to stop buying this made by slaves Apple crap until they start giving you a jailbreak with the phone
slave - October 23, 2012 at 4:01pm
All phones are made by slaves not just apple. Samsung, google whoever all make their crap outside the US.
Rockne1865 - October 23, 2012 at 6:29am
Rockne1865 I hope the EU slaps Apple for the chip in the wire crap the EU made the phone manufactures use a standard charger
Rockne1865 - October 23, 2012 at 6:26am
I hope the slaps Apple for the chip in the wire crap the EU made the phone manufactures use a standerd charger
Rockne1865 - October 23, 2012 at 12:08am
Apple so get rapped for this monopolistic crap!
clue - October 22, 2012 at 11:12pm
Best solution is to buy a Car with audio bluetooth .lol!! You dont need one of this. My Acura TL does the trick for me
terrance&philip - October 23, 2012 at 12:36am
Detour - October 23, 2012 at 3:32am
weezer - October 23, 2012 at 4:30am
no clue!
iPhone - October 23, 2012 at 5:02am
Does your Bluetooth charge your iPhone as well?
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