“Apple will now allow its Lightning adapter to coexist with the older 30-pin adapter in the same accessory,” Svetlik reports. “‘Our technical specifications provide clear guidelines for developing accessories and they are available to MFi licensees for free,’ Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr said. ‘We support accessories that integrate USB and Lightning connectors, but there were technical issues that prevented accessories from integrating 30-pin and Lightning connectors so our guidelines did not allow this.’”
Svetlik reports, “The guidelines have since been updated to allow accessories to feature both kinds of connector. The changes go into effect immediately.”
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