Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Really a security chip? For what?

Apple's Lightning Cable Contains Possible Security Chip

Wired News | October 16, 2012

Apple?s migration of the iPhone from the 30-pin connector to Lightning connector hasn?t been without its issues. Even with the 30-pin adapter, some older high-end peripherals may not work. Plus, Apple has beefed up the rules for third-party vendors hoping to sell their own Lightning cables. Now a teardown reveals that Apple is getting serious about security or just wants low-quality cables off the market.

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