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Poll Results: Is there any hope for this plug?

 
  • 51% (29)
    Screw this plug.
  • 48% (27)
    I've got high hopes for it, it isn't that bad.
56 Total Votes  
post #61 of 89
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I took apart another set of Chinese cables with a different design.  These are the most salvageable ones for hobbyists.  The shielding is nonexistent, so it isn't that hard to get the handle apart, with a little heat.

Removing the chips shows a very old (ca. 2001) Infineon controller that is still being pirated out there (or it could be new old stock) that's worth a few cents, and a unidentified 3 pin component of some sort, a few resistors, and that's it.  They have simplified the Apple design to the point where it could easily be built for under 50 cents (whereas the Apple cables were appraised at a considerably higher parts cost.  

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post #62 of 89

Is there any aftermarket Lightning -> Micro-USB adapter out there yet?

I'd love to go iPod -> Pico USB DAC/Amp!

post #63 of 89
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Is there any aftermarket Lightning -> Micro-USB adapter out there yet?

I'd love to go iPod -> Pico USB DAC/Amp!

I do make both straight and right angled versions

 

 

700 700


Edited by Toxic Cables - 11/6/12 at 10:47am

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post #64 of 89

Cool, how much would that sell for?

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I do make both straight and right angled versions

 

 

700 700

post #65 of 89
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Cool, how much would that sell for?

It's better to email me, but prices start at £65.

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It's better to email me, but prices start at £65.

Nevermind, just figured out that non-MFi devices won't work through lightning...

post #67 of 89

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Edited by Room40 - 1/25/13 at 7:07am
post #68 of 89

Finally, an inexpensive black one that looks almost stock, and is 4 feet long.

 

http://www.boxwave.com/usb-lightning-cable-for-apple-devices/bwpd/ccw/?gclid=CISHjbKL_rQCFWaCQgodTTYA0g

 

For $12.50, seems like a great deal (or a two-pack for $18.95).  I've never purchased from them though, so I cannot personally vouch for the quality.

 

I'm a little tired of Apple releasing black products and never having black cables or black docks to go with them.

 

And I won't even get started on what a pile of sh** the iPhone 5 is in at least 50 different ways.


Edited by IPodPJ - 1/23/13 at 12:50am
post #69 of 89
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And I won't even get started on what a pile of sh** the iPhone 5 is in at least 50 different ways.

 

I would never claim that the iPhone 5 is perfect, but then nothing is perfect. The iPhone 5 is still in many(mine included) peoples opinions, the best smartphone on the planet. The rest just have even more problems

post #70 of 89
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post

Finally, an inexpensive black one that looks almost stock, and is 4 feet long.

 

http://www.boxwave.com/usb-lightning-cable-for-apple-devices/bwpd/ccw/?gclid=CISHjbKL_rQCFWaCQgodTTYA0g

 

For $12.50, seems like a great deal (or a two-pack for $18.95).  I've never purchased from them though, so I cannot personally vouch for the quality.

 

I'm a little tired of Apple releasing black products and never having black cables or black docks to go with them.

 

And I won't even get started on what a pile of sh** the iPhone 5 is in at least 50 different ways.

 

A good bit cheaper than the official Apple one.  Did you end up ordering one?  I keep seeing bad reviews on many of the aftermarket lightning cables that come up so I haven't ordered one yet. 

 

I also have a black iPhone 5 and wish there were more black accessories for it. 

post #71 of 89
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I would never claim that the iPhone 5 is perfect, but then nothing is perfect. The iPhone 5 is still in many(mine included) peoples opinions, the best smartphone on the planet. The rest just have even more problems

 

My preference would be for an iPhone 4S with an iPhone 5 screen size wink.gif

 

Have you guys heard about the rumored iPhone Pro? A 4.5 or 4.7" screen edge2edge, with a 3D camera.

 

http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/02/iphone-pro-concept-features-4-5-inch-edge-to-edge-screen-and-dslr-lens-mount/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/01/25/report-claims-ipad-5-with-ipad-mini-like-design-set-for-october-release-offers-new-details-on-upcoming-iphones/

 

Personally, I haven't committed to the iPhone platform yet, although I finally succumbed to iOS in the form of an iPad for practical reasons. I have an iPhone but am not convinced I need a smartphone, with the internet always in my pocket. I like my Nokia quite a bit, great music player and camera and if I really need to it has wifi. The upcoming phone that does pique my interest in the one from Firefox that's supposedly being beta'd as we speak.

 

A bit off topic I guess redface.gif

 

I guess I won't need a lightning cable anytime soon!

post #72 of 89

Hi all. 

Hope everyone is well.

Brief background: Due to my job and research, I am fully-invested in Mac software on my iMac, iPad, and iPhone (4s).  I will likely upgrade to the iPhone 5 or 6 (I read the 6 will be available in multiple sizes - kinda cool).  The new lightning port has me worried.  My iPad mini uses it, and my next  iPhone will likely use it as well, unless Apple decides to pull another switcharoo on us confused_face_2.gif  

 

For a portable setup using either iPad mini or iPhone 5+, will I have to use an external dac in the chain, or should I expect to see adapters that carry analog out directly to an amp?

 

If iPhone 5+ users will be forced to involve a dac in the chain, or worse, rely on a certified amp/dac combo, affordable  portability will be severely limited.  I have been considering this scenario, rather than simply enjoying a fun amp with some decent cans and an iphone, I would likely need a more expensive certified amp/dac combo that would be best paired with a balanced connection, and then i would need to upgrade to balanced cables, and then my face will do this eek.gif as I count the $'s in my head.

 

Thanks in advance for the counsel!


Edited by AML1 - 2/7/13 at 8:19pm
post #73 of 89
I was at the Sound & Vision show at Bristol and came across a lightning cable that allows USB out to a DAC even working with the iPhone 5. I will post more info soon.
post #74 of 89
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I was at the Sound & Vision show at Bristol and came across a lightning cable that allows USB out to a DAC even working with the iPhone 5. I will post more info soon.

 

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post #75 of 89
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I was at the Sound & Vision show at Bristol and came across a lightning cable that allows USB out to a DAC even working with the iPhone 5. I will post more info soon.

Waiting to hear more!   

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