Thread: iPhone 5/5C/5S
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #2890
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Originally Posted by DeusExMachina View Post
This is an Alpine aftermarket head unit. It's a USB port with a 30-pin cable. Apparently something is "special" about the cable, so just using a Lightning-USB adapter doesn't work. It doesn't even do anything. Which is stupid, because I can take a $4 USB stick, throw some MP3s on it, and it will play.

Which I'm probably just going to do.

The old 30-pin has straight audio pinouts rather than using a DAC like most USB.

Originally Posted by XanRules View Post
I was under the impression that they weren't going to license any of them to third parties.

I am sure they will eventually if they haven't already (Belkin, Kensington, Griffin). Getting people to buy into Apple products by way of accessory lock-in has got to be worth more than any money they would make on a mark up.
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Last edited by BlackBeastie; 10-07-2012 at 04:48 PM.
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