Apple added an explanatory page to its Chinese website in response to recent news stories of Chinese citizens receiving electric shocks while answering their charging iPhones.
A 1-meter Lightning-to-USB cable at the Apple Store is $19.00. A knockoff at Amazon.com which claims to be “just like Apple products” is only $1.95. Which is probably why Apple built approved accessory checking into iOS 7.
Yesterday the news broke that popular Kickstarter project POP, the portable power station, was canceling the product and refunding the full $139,170 it had collected from backers, due to Apple’s refusal to license the Lightning charger in a device that includes multiple charging options.
Apple may have just “a little more to show” us, but this week’s Apple event in San Jose is turning into perhaps more than just a little more. In fact, not to put too fine a point on it, it’s potentially turning into a lot.