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Apple plans new smaller Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC) for Made-for-iPhone accessories - 9 to 5 Mac

Apple is planning to adopt a new connector type for accessories for iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing program. Dubbed the “Ultra Accessory Connector” (UAC), Apple has recently launched a developer ...and more »

Apple's “new” UAC port wasn't made by Apple, and it isn't new - Ars Technica

A 9to5Mac report making the rounds today claims that Apple would be adding support for a new connector to its "Made For iPhone" accessory licensing program. Dubbed the "Ultra Accessory Connector" or "UAC" in Apple's documentation, the report claims ...and more »

Apple's Ultra Accessory Connector dashes any hopes of a USB-C iPhone - The Verge

Among all the iPhone 8 concepts and daydreams, my favorite scenario has always been to see Apple replacing its proprietary Lightning connector with the USB-C one that's taken over the entire rest of the smartphone world. Apple is already a strong ...and more »

Apple is developing a new connector for Lightning and USB-C headphones - Macworld

Longtime users invested in Apple's products have accepted (often begrudgingly) that the company attitude towards connectivity is that it will use the technology—sometimes proprietary—that puts its products in the best light instead of what's most ...and more »

Relax, Apple isn't introducing another new connector - The Verge

9to5Mac today reported, and The Verge has independently verified, that Apple is planning to adopt a new Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC) for its Made for iPhone accessories program — though it's actually just a new application for an old plug, and its ...and more »

Is the current dongle-centric Apple product lineup causing you frustration? [Poll] - 9 to 5 Mac

Earlier today, we reported on a new connector type Apple is working on through its Made-for-iPhone licensing program. Called the Ultra Accessory Connector, or UAC, it's a smaller connector type that could (though likely won't) come to products and/or ...and more »

Apple has a new kind of port that will help get rid of our dongles - Mashable

Relax, Apple's not dumping the Lightning plug for its iOS devices (yet). A report from 9to5Mac stoked fears that Apple might once again switch to a new smaller, 8-pin "Ultra Accessory Port" (UAC) for iPhones and iPads after the company gave a preview ...and more »

Apple formalizes 8-pin 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for switching headphones from Lightning to 3.5mm, USB-C - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Apple has issued a developer preview for a connector, dubbed the Ultra Accessory Connector, intended to ease connectivity and adapter problems associated with "Made for i"-certified headphones, allowing them to be switched out for USB-C or legacy ...and more »

Apple Working on 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for Made for iPhone Program [Updated] - Mac Rumors

Apple is working on a new "Ultra Accessory Connector" that would be built into headphones and headsets certified under its Made for iPhone licensing program. The connector, introduced as part of a developer preview as shared by 9to5Mac, features 8 pins ...and more »

Apple to intro “Ultra Accessory Connector” for Made-for-iPhone program - TechnoBuffalo

A report from 9to5Mac claims Apple is planning to introduce a new connector type as part of its Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing program. The company reportedly is less than thrilled with the size of the Lightning and USB-C connectors and aims to save ...and more »