A Kickstarter developer claims Apple dropped the hammer on its multi-device charging station because of a new, and so far unannounced, licensing rule for the Apple Lightning connection cable. According to the developer, Apple will not allow Lightning connectors alongside other types of connectors, including its own 30-pin iPod/iPhone connector, in third-party chargers.
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There’s a time at every good house party, usually around 2 a.m., when it occurs to someone that while drinking and dancing is fun, it would be even more fun if everyone got naked and jumped into the pool. Well, at the rager that is Instagram – and all the other filter-heavy, photo-social parties out there – it’s 1:59 a.m., and the clothes are chafing.
Today we’re surrounded by photos. Yet how many actually end up on our walls?
In the interest of making the moments we capture more lasting, several companies have proposed devices that will turn our digital photos into analog keepsakes. The newest is the Impossible Project’s “Instant Lab,” which transfers your iPhone photos to instant film.
Dan Chung, a staff photographer for The Guardian in England, shoots the Olys using nothing but three iPhones, a set of binoculars and some third-party iPhone lenses - and gives other pros a run for their money.
Next-generation iPhone parts seem to be lining the streets in Asia. Last week a website in Japan said it built the outer casing of the upcoming iPhone from leaked parts, and on Friday a website in China released an elaborately detailed video show-and-tell of what it says is the front glass of Apple’s still unannounced new smartphone.
If all of these components being publicly demoed in Asia are actual leaked parts, then Apple definitely needs to work on its “double down” on secrecy.
Read more, and watch the meticulously-detailed breakdown video over @ Gadget Lab!