Apple's Lightning Connector Heralds the End of Docks

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Apple’s announcement that it is abandoning its 30-pin connector—first introduced on the original iPod all the way back in 2001—has got some users and media types in high dudgeon. Why? The new connection standard—called “Lightning” by Apple—is incompatible with the older cable.

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