Chips in iPhone 5 lightning port compel you to use only Apple accessories

by Gareth Mankoo

Painful as it may seem, the iPhone 5 has just dropped another bomb, like it’s been doing, ever since its launch. Apple have used their hot, new device to go head-on with their competitors who keep feeding us with accessories that are cheaper and work just fine (in most cases). By introducing authentication chips in the already-cumbersome lightning connector of the iPhone, the Cupertino manufacturer is now able to politely reject access by users who avail of non-Apple accessories. This means that you now have to spend more on accesssories, as you did with your swanky new phone. On the plus side, the accessories will ensure smooth functioning, avoid inefficiencies and keep quality in check. Though we must not rule out the possibility of jailbreaks in the near future, which will make the whole deal void.


[Slashgear]

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