A few weeks ago a tear down of the new Lightning Connector for the iPhone 5 revealed a chip that has never been used before in an Apple product, which lead a lot of people to believe that Apple is purposely making it hard for third-parties to replicate the connector.

Well the belief seems to be true, as it turns out Apple is demanding that all third-party accessories using the Lightning connector are approved before there release.

So far we haven’t seen any of these approved accessories, (believe me we’ve looked) but according to Slashgear we are about to hear more as Apple is planning to host a special seminar in China to talk about the company’s position with the new approval methods.

Personally I cannot get why Apple is demanding such a thing, as surely the more accessories out there, the more popular the product, but maybe that’s just me.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Via: Slashgear

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