What you need to know
- Apple's Lightning dongles pack much more tech inside them than you think.
- Hackaday examines some of the tech and it is very impressive.
- The little dong'es have full-fledged SoCs that run their own OS to better communicate.
Apple is no stranger to trying to capitalize on its proprietary elements to maximize its profits. That's none more evident than with its expensive Lightning dongles. However, if you tear them down, you'll find out that Apple packs them with crazy technology.
In a recent breakdown of Apple's Lightning dongles, Hackaday's Jenny List examines the tech inside them. Here's what she had to say:
This peek inside Apple's peripherals shows us how much care goes into crafting them. Sure, they can be expensive, but Apple puts just about every measure in place to make sure they work properly. The same can't be said about cheaper third-party ones that do the bare minimum.
Apple's magic sometimes shows up in the little things. This is one of those occassions.
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