Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Lightning Adapter

Rainer Brockerhoff has written an insightful piece on the new Lightning adapter’s relationship to other connectors, and why it’s just so darn clever. Interestingly, Brockerhoff speculates that the connector is not future-compatible with USB 3, owing to the lack of adaptability with that specification. Without knowing anything about the specifications behind USB 2 and 3, that sounds like an odd move for a new standard to last Apple the next decade or so.