The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

Accessory producer Anker has opened up its first USB-C to Lightning cables for pre-order, giving iOS device owners a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple’s own cable for charging their iPhones and iPads using a USB-C or Thunderbolt port.
Source: macinsider

Apple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die

USB-C is slowly, but surely, replacing all the cables in our lives and is trying to be the ubiquitous solution to power all our gadgets. The one holdback before the format can accomplish this task, is insistence on maintaining the USB-A connector, and our old friend, Apple’s Lightning cable. One of them has to go, and it isn’t Lightning.
Source: macinsider

Apple Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant off hook for $1.7 million iPhone theft, more

Stolen iPhones are in the news, ranging from warehouse thefts, to getting lifted off the doorstep, or from a Miami nightspot. The latest in an occasional series — a look at the world of Apple-related crime.
Source: macinsider

Amazon deal brings new iPhones and iPads to store in time for holidays

Amazon will be expanding the selection of Apple products sold in its online store in the coming weeks, following an agreement with Apple to allow the online retailer to sell Apple’s newest iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch models.
Source: macinsider

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