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Inside Apple’s Lightning Audio Adapter

Jeff Suovanen, with some gorgeous X-ray photography of Apple’s headphone jack dongle:

But it appears Apple’s engineers did their job, and this tiny adapter performs better than most people expected or even thought possible.

Why did they do it? Was it worth it? Will other manufacturers copy it?

If you have to ask “Why did they do it?”, you just don’t get Apple.

Friday, 7 October 2016