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> "... but there were technical issues that prevented accessories from integrating 30-pin and Lightning connectors, so our guidelines did not allow this."

They sure resolved those technical issues pretty quickly, no? So quickly, in fact, that one might have confused them for policy issues completely unrelated to the interoperability of the devices.

It doesn't sound to me like they have resolved the technical issues, but rather they realized that they only apply to the control and/or data aspects of the connectors, and so have updated the guidelines to allow using both when they are only being used for charging.

They mentioned that the exclusion was only for _charging_.

Yeah, isn't it cool Apple did this? Even though the kickstarter project totally screwed the pooch by not asking Apple before hand if it was good?

We more then asked Apple we had submitted the project to them through the MFI process. Apple changed their policy and I have to think it is because of the incredible response this story got.

Wow, just wow. I must say Apple customers are amazing, even through their policy on chargers, to lock down their customers on apple (and to prevent universal chargers/ data connectors) is so clearly against consumer interest, now its a sign of greatness if they change their policy in response to the major shitstorm. Apple can't do wrong right? Apple fanbois make me sick, and stop call yourself hackers, you're contemptible.

Nice attitude. Elitism is definitely what the "hacker" community is all about.

I feel like if they had Apple would have quietly said no, but that since they did get funded and all that they were able to get people to put pressure on Apple. Obviously it's hard to say if things would have played out like that but it's something to consider.

I can't even tell if this is sarcasm or not.

Kind of reminds me when they removed 4Chan elite ($2.99) from the marketplace and my account for "adult content" despite the fact that you can browse there just fine with Chrome (adult content warning included). This is how walled gardens work.

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