Apple Can Lock Out Any Lightning Cable or Device

Apple's Lightning adapter

According to the New York Times, Apple has a put ID in every batch of Lightning connector chips they send out to accessory manufacturers, allowing the company to recognize Lightning-equipped devices whenever they’re plugged in, block entire batches of accessories with compromised serial numbers on the OS level, potentially lock out devices that used bootleg chips, and assign blame to leaks in the event that a company uses Lighting chips in unauthorized ways.

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  • wjhaudio

    isn’t this the company that claimed that 1984 wasn’t going to be like 1984? It appears Big Brother is watching…..