solipsismx wrote: »
The statement comes from The Verge but I have no reason to doubt them.
Ok, this is kinda trivial. But there are at least 4 people here referring to the "Lightening" port. It is Apple and not Weight Watchers that we are discussing?
Ah, thank you. Finally someone who posts reasonable analysis on their blog.
Incidentally, if you look at the ribbon cable that the jack is connected to, there are some additional assumptions that can be made. In its current implementation, there clearly only appear to be two differential signaling pairs. I'm pretty sure we can also safely assume that there will always be voltage and ground connections in the mix. So there are 6 of your 8 pins. My prediction is that the other two are hot plug detect and system clock for a SlimPort like implementation.
It does appear that the two differential signaling pairs can be used adaptively, but I really don't think we'll see much more than USB 2.0 OTG and digital audio/video from the first round of iDevices to use Lightning. Don't forget that even the new nano uses this interface. While it is Apple's connector and they can do whatever they want with the pin assignments, they do have to maintain a certain degree of continuity going forward so that the millions of devices and peripherals already in the wild with this interface will continue to function somewhat predictably.
I've got a few questions on this topic.
I hope, you get my thoughts, because my English is not that good...
I own a nice bike charging device for my old iPhone 4 and it always worked as advertised with the old 30-pin connector. Now i bought an iPhone 5 with the new lightning connector.
The problem is, that the charger only offers two wires, when i cut off the 30pin connector: black and yellow.. I guess GND and +5V.
I opened up the old 30pin connector and there are a few resistors inside..?!
Now I thought, connecting a lightning cable connected to these two wires would just work out.. but it didn't.
How do I have to connect the the two power wires from the bike charging device to an opened lightning cable with four wires? (standard USB ones, i think) is there a tutorial for that?