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POP charger Kickstarter alive again after Apple revises Lightning accessory rules

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With Apple adapting its Made for iPhone rules to allow charging accessories with both Lightning and 30-pin connectors, the POP charger Kickstarter project is now back online.

Backers of the project were sent an e-mail on Monday to let them know the project is once again active, according to GigaOm. Jamie Siminoff, one of the project's founders, admitted he never thought Apple would have changed their minds.

As you know on Thursday we sent you an update that because of Apple?s rules around Lightning we would be canceling POP. The story got A LOT of news and reactions, way more than we could have ever imagined. In fact it became such big news that 24 hours after we posted Apple changed their guidelines for Lightning.

It was an incredible turn of events for us. We never could have imagined that we would be able to change Apple?s rules.

Based on Apple?s change we can make POP the way we had promised and the project is back on. We will not be processing refunds and are going full speed ahead to produce and deliver the product to you ASAP.


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The Kickstarter project had been effectively killed after it was discovered that the POP was not compatible with Apple's strict rules for Made for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. But the cancelation of the project, which had raised nearly $140,000 from the crowd-funding website, gained considerable attention online.

After users expressed frustration over Apple's rules, the company changed course and revised its Made for iDevice guidelines. Under the new rules, third-party manufacturers can build accessories with the LIghtning connector in conjunction with legacy 30-pin adapters.

Even after the change, Siminoff initially said he was not planning to resurrect the POP project and refunds would be issued to all customers. But Siminoff apparently had a change of heart since then, as the e-mail sent out Monday indicated no refunds will be issued and the project will continue forward.
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It's a battery, folks. A battery. We'll somehow find the will to live whether or not it makes it through the entire development and manufacturing process.

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post #3 of 46

At this point, I truly could care less about this whining start up.

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As someone noted in a prior thread, it would have been a far more useful product if it had a USB out and allowed the user to bring his/her own cable.

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It's a battery, folks. A battery. We'll somehow find the will to live whether or not it makes it through the entire development and manufacturing process.

 

A $140 battery...

 

...screw that.

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At this point, I truly could care less about this whining start up.

 

At this point, I truly hate when people misuse this expression.

 

How much less could you care?  Do you care so much less that, in fact, it's one of the most important things in your life?

 

If you could not care less, well, then I'd understand.

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Originally Posted by NexusPhan View Post
At this point, I truly hate when people misuse this expression.

 

"I couldn't care less… what's in a chocolate mousse…

I couldn't care less… what're the five fruits in Five Alive juice…

I couldn't care less… how old are Ernie and Bert…

I couldn't care less… what's under K.D. Lang's skirt…"


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"I couldn't care less… what's in a chocolate mousse…

I couldn't care less… what're the five fruits in Five Alive juice…

I couldn't care less… how old are Ernie and Bert…

I couldn't care less… what's under Katie Lang's skirt…"

 

And if I could care less... would I?

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"I couldn't care less… what's in a chocolate mousse…

I couldn't care less… what're the five fruits in Five Alive juice…

I couldn't care less… how old are Ernie and Bert…

I couldn't care less… what's under Katie Lang's skirt…"

 

That was hilarious. Kudos to you, fine sir.

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This whole could/couldn't care less thing is too common. Sometimes the writer doesn't know better but sometimes they just forget to add the negative clause. Regardless of the reason it never seem to help the original conversation to stay on track when noting it. I vote that the entire phrase be forever removed from English and replaced with something easier and simpler but that still retains the same meaning. I vote for Meh.

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As someone noted in a prior thread, it would have been a far more useful product if it had a USB out and allowed the user to bring his/her own cable.
It does. It has several USB ports.
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So much digital ink has been written about this particular device... primarily because of the scandal.

But is this the only large battery charging station in existence?

I mean... if this device never gets made through Kickstarter... are there any other ones like it?

Is it THAT big of a deal? Or are we just reading about it because of Apple's policies?
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So much digital ink has been written about this particular device... primarily because of the scandal.
But is this the only large battery charging station in existence?
I mean... if this device never gets made through Kickstarter... are there any other ones like it?

Is it THAT big of a deal? Or are we just reading about it because of Apple's policies?

Apple policies all the way, but it's a landmark nonetheless.

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At this point, I truly hate when people misuse this expression.

 

How much less could you care?  Do you care so much less that, in fact, it's one of the most important things in your life?

 

If you could not care less, well, then I'd understand.

 

It's not a misuse, numbnuts. It's imply a complete state of indifference.

 

I could have stated, ``I couldn't care less'' inferring an absolute state of finality. I intentionally implied instead of emphatically declaring a state of finality, by my use of ``At this point,'' a state of indifference.

 

Whether the overpriced company gets its way or not means no difference to me. It's a useless article.

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This whole could/couldn't care less thing is too common. Sometimes the writer doesn't know better but sometimes they just forget to add the negative clause. Regardless of the reason it never seem to help the original conversation to stay on track when noting it. I vote that the entire phrase be forever removed from English and replaced with something easier and simpler but that still retains the same meaning. I vote for Meh.

Meh.

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Meh.

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There is some character set silliness going on here, all the apostrophes are showing up as question marks.
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post
There is some character set silliness going on here, all the apostrophes are showing up as question marks.

 

Yeah, since the Huddler switch most articles have their ' and " (and - and —… I CAN'T EVEN TYPE AN EN DASH HERE BECAUSE THE SHORTCUT IS TAKEN OVER BY THE BOX) show up as question marks. It's a character set translation error that should be easy to fix, but hasn't been. 

 

I generally edit articles to remove them, but I missed a few.

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post #19 of 46

Meh

 

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I could care for it...(wait for it)...(wait for it)...even LESSER!

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I could care more.

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It does. It has several USB ports.

That's two USB ports

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post #23 of 46

Did Apple's policy changed or was it stated more clearly. Apparently "made for idevice-gate" , this is not.

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Edited by SolipsismX - 12/24/12 at 4:39pm

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At this point, I truly could care less about this whining start up.

If you could care less, then at least you care some.
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Apple policies all the way, but it's a landmark nonetheless.

But is it really. Did they really change the rules or was this a case of them not reading the rules correctly etc.
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Did Apple's policy changed or was it stated more clearly. Apparently "made for idevice-gate" , this is not.

That was my question. Sounds like they described their thing originally more like one adapter end for both styles not unlike the digital adapter with HDMI and 30 pin. Which isn't allowed (because of the issues with splitting the power etc) But in fact it appears it has separate cables which is not an issue. And Apple clarified this detail.
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But is it really. Did they really change the rules or was this a case of them not reading the rules correctly etc.

According to this and the previous article Apple did revise their rules.

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post #29 of 46
Oh so the war lost announced, won and now things continue normal good
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Oh here go hell come!

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post #31 of 46
Could we get wireless charging already? That's what I want in my next iphone/ipad/MacBook
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If you could care less, then at least you care some.

I'm surprised people are complaining about that expression. It's probably been around and in use for longer than most of us have been alive. It's awkward, but i think most of us know what is meant.
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If you could care less, then at least you care some.

 

Well, he did justify his usage, so I think you posted before reading the full thread.

 

Anyway, it's Christmas, so Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you get some iGoodies!

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It's a festivus miracle.
post #35 of 46
How is this different from the battery packs from Mophie that has USB ports?
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Play the video: count the number of times she says "pop".

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How is this different from the battery packs from Mophie that has USB ports?

 

It does many more devices, the battery is way larger, it requires no extra cables; they are built in and retractable, and pop also comes with a whole lot of ugly.

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Originally Posted by goaliefight View Post
It's a festivus miracle.

 

That was the 23rd. lol.gif

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At this point, I truly could care less about this whining start up.

 

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I'm surprised people are complaining about that expression. It's probably been around and in use for longer than most of us have been alive. It's awkward, but i think most of us know what is meant.

 

Well, irregardless of that....

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It does many more devices, the battery is way larger, it requires no extra cables; they are built in and retractable, and pop also comes with a whole lot of ugly.

 

And yet, inexplicably, a whole lot of suckers... uh, backers funded the silly thing to the tune of $139k. Go figure.

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