“Last week at Apple’s yearly briefing for accessory makers in its Made-for-iPhone/iPad (MFi) licensing program, the company unveiled new Lightning connectors and specs for Lightning receptacles that will soon be available for implementation in MFi accessories,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “The new Lightning receptacle, scheduled to start shipping next year, will allow accessory makers to build new types of accessories that include a port for Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector previously reserved for its own iOS devices.”
“Allowing accessory makers to build-in a Lightning port provides a number of benefits, according to manufacturers briefed during Apple’s MFi Summit,” Kahn reports. “One of the biggest benefits is to reduce costs for manufacturers and simplify the product experience for users by using Lightning to provide power to both an accessory and the iOS device.”
Kahn reports, “Another area the Lightning port could come in handy is for Apple’s new Lightning headphone specs.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]