nhughes said:I have spoken to accessory makers who say Apple does not allow iPhone-connected devices to be powered by the Lightning port because battery use is already at a premium.
nhughes As for why the Powerbeats3 and Beats Solo3 don't recharge via a Lightning to USB cable (while other products like the Beats Pill do), only Apple can answer that one. My guess, however, is that they sell a considerable amount of Beats headphones to non-iOS device users, and their internal research suggests a switch to Lightning would deter sales to that market.
spliff monkey said:
Obviously it's the future, but if you're going to introduce the user base to the future I think it ought to be a complete picture.