Watch out for cheap, bootlegged iPhone 5 accessories. A Chinese tech company claims to have obtained "cracked" chips for iPhone 5 accessories that support the Lightning connector--but bypass Apple's authentication functions.
Chinese iPhone accessory company iPhone5mod is claiming to have obtained chips that bypass the iPhone's ability to detect unlicensed Lightning connector accessories.
iPhone5mod says that it has obtained "cracked" chips, which bypass the MFi authentication functions in the phone. This suggests that it--or other small foreign companies--soon might sell generic unauthorized iPhone 5 accessories. However, iPhone5mod says that the devices it currently is selling use official licensed chips from Apple's supplier.
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