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Apple's Lightning connector: a bumpy ride to a new accessory standard

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Apple's latest iPhone, iPod touch and iPod nano ushered in a new era, at least for accessory manufacturers: they ditched the old 30-pin Dock Connector in favor of the new Lightning standard. With a durable, double-sided, all-digital design, it might be a vast improvement in the long run. For now, it's a bit of a mess, as Apple's attempt to restrict manufacturing and charge higher fees is causing delays before iPhone 5 accessories roll out.