Don’t Agonize Over Apple-Based Peripherals

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Re: Proprietary concerns
etmax   7/30/2013 9:45:13 PM
My guess is that other manufacturers will follow suite, but why they couldn't just go the USB-2 route like everyone else is annoying. Still the fact that Apple is sliding in the market may well have to do with their insensitivity to customer's needs.

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Re: Back to the garage
etmax   7/30/2013 9:42:47 PM
Yeah funny how they started in a garage and now try and make garage startup as difficult as possible. I mourn the loss of PATA hard drives because you can't easily connect them to a micro controller. USB had that problem too until chips with USB on board became available.

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Charles Murray   7/29/2013 6:56:57 PM
As I recall, there was some criticism of Lightning because of Apple's use of a proprietary connector. So...I'm curious, does this eliminate that concern? Or does it add another proprietary layer?

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Back to the garage
Rob Spiegel   7/29/2013 9:09:26 AM
Nice idea for connecting. Now, garage-based entrepreneurs can use this interface to build products that can connect to products made by the largest company in the world -- which itself began in a garage.

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