This week we bid farewell to the Lightning port – with the launch of the iPhone 15 sequence and the Professional fashions its story involves an in depth. We have now already had a detailed take a look at Lightning, what it was, what it may do and what it couldn’t do. Right here we simply needed to recollect all of the units that have been powered by Lightning.
The story started in 2012 with the iPhone 5, the iPad 4 and the model new iPad mini. Apple additionally switched a few iPods – the seventh gen nano and the fifth gen contact – to Lightning. This was important because the 30-pin connector that Lightning got here to exchange was initially used on the iPod (after ditching FireWire).
Now, the iPhone 5, just like the iPads and the iPods, every had 3.5mm headphone jack – that wouldn’t go away till the iPhone 7 technology. However you may see that the writing was on the wall, Apple additionally launched a model of its wired EarPods headphones that used a Lightning plug as an alternative of a 3.5mm jack.
The equipment included within the iPhone 7 field
A fast be aware: to keep away from muddle, we’ll skip some merchandise, principally cables and chargers and such. Actually the one such accent price together with right here is the Lightning to three.5mm adapter from 2016 – Apple included one in all these with each iPhone 7 (together with a pair of Lightning EarPods) and it did the identical for future fashions till 2018.
So, as you may see the listing is dominated by iDevices, however there are wi-fi headphones – the AirPods, that are transferring to USB-C as nicely – plus small battery-powered electronics like some keyboards and mice (these ought to have switched to USB-C together with the Macs that they’re related to, anyway).