This special from our Deals site is a no-brainer for Apple users. Apple sells a single 1 meter (3.8 foot) Lightning Cable for a retail price of $19.99. In start contrast, this three pack of 6.5 foot MFi Lightning Cables is only $21.99. Having a three pack will allow you to keep one in the car, maybe one in the kitchen, and stock up for those children who have a habit of losing or wearing out their charging cables more quick;y than we would prefer. I am WELL acquainted with the latter, myself.
No one needs any reminder of Apple’s controversial (or courageous, if you take their word for it) decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhones 7 and 7 Plus. However, as with everything in technology, we all adjust and move on. Apple was good enough to include a Lightning Headphone Adapter in the box with the newest iPhones, but that still leaves us with the issue of how to play music or audio and charge a the same time. Anyone who listens to music or podcasts in the car via an Aux port in their car audio system like I do knows this is not a trivial matter.
The tech blogosphere was awash in a new rumor that gained steam over a week and seemed to peak yesterday- Apple would abandon the Lightning Connector for the next iPhone, which will have a USB-C charging port. I was skeptical as soon as I heard this because it would frankly be so out of character for Apple. They have always preferred to stick with proprietary connectors on their mobile devices, and have never shown any signs of changing this philosophy. However, there were some heavy hitters, such as the Wall Street Journal, reporting this yesterday, so it gained a lot of steam….until today.