Apple's Lightning cable is pretty neat, aside from that whole rendering-all-our-previous-iOS-peripherals-useless thing. But that's not to say that there haven't been problems. Since its introduction with the iPhone 5, the cable has suffered from frequent reports of breaking and fraying, and now ZDNet's John O'Grady has noticed that it's prone to corrosion as well.
If you're like us and have starry eyes thinking about Apple's new CarPlay (formerly iOS in the Car) coming to your own automobile, the folks at Volvo have provided a video offering a glimpse of what to expect.
We've got deals all over the place today. Whether you want refurb cost savings or that fresh out of the box new smell, our Mac deals have got you covered. And we've hooked you up with deals that supercharge your older Apple TV and keep your wallet from wandering too far away. So let's dive right in, right now, and get a look at these deals.
Apple's Lightning connector may have initially been an awkward transition for those accustomed to the legacy 30-pin dock connector, but it's now inspiring the folks behind the USB spec to adopt some of the same changes.
Apple's latest iPad Air has only been in stores for a week, but apparently that's long enough for one such device to cause chaos in a retail store -- but this time it's not over constrained inventory at launch.
While yesterday was a big outdoor holiday with fireworks and cookouts, the real heat is happening today with a ton of great power specials. We've got your sweet refurb deals and then we solve pretty much every one of your iOS battery issues, just like that. So if you need a charge, you've come to the right place.
Apple's switch to Lightning could have gone better. On iPhone 5 launch day, my local Apple Store had plenty of the $19 Lightning-to-USB cables, but the promised 30-pin adapters (both cable and dongle) weren't shipping yet, and lower-cost third-party cables hadn't hit yet either. Finally our preferred destination for low-priced cables, Monoprice, stepped up with a 3-foot Lightning cable, certified by Apple, for under $12.
While there wasn't a huge amount of tech news over the weekend aside from an Evernote security scare, we've managed to dig up a heaping handful of tidbits for you, including a look at Apple's Lighting Digital AV Adapter and future Campus 2 headquarters, as well as missing store credit for CinemaNow customers and more. Won't you join us for a quick Monday morning catch-up?
We're all the time showing you great deals on previously owned refurb models, but that doesn't mean we don't also find nice prices on brand spankin-new Apple gear too, as our Mac section will show. So if you like that new Mac smell, we've got it on tap for ya.