“Accessory makers are getting excited about the hidden – and undocumented – diagnostic port present on the Apple Watch,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet. “While leveraging this port is certainly innovative, making use of the undocumented port could have unexpected consequences down the line.”
“One accessory maker that is embracing this new port is Reserve Strap, a battery strap maker,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “This comes across to me as a terrible idea for a commercial product.”
“First off, that port is undocumented,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “Secondly, there’s the issue of Apple pushing a software update to the Apple Watch that changes the way the port works… Another possibility is that Apple will open up the port to accessory makers at some point down the line. But for now there is nothing about that port that says ‘use me.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote earlier this month:
Risky if it’s not officially supported by Apple, which it doesn’t seem to be, for third-party use.
Apple Watch’s hidden port a goldmine for developers, accessory makers – May 4, 2015