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Apple Lightning authentication chip cracked before official Apple partners release their own cables

By on October 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM.

Apple Lightning authentication chip cracked before official Apple partners release their own cables

We’ve just been sent a photo of what we’re told are third party non-approved authentication chips for Apple’s (AAPL) Lightning USB cables. This is important because Apple had included an authentication chip to prevent inexpensive and¬†potentially¬†unsafe third-party Lightning accessories from being manufactured, and while news was reported last week the chip was cracked, this photo shows more than one clone of Apple’s original design. More →

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