Apple, Predictably, Tightening Control Over Lightning Accessories

17 October 2012

TechCrunch:

One of those new rules, according to one of our sources close to the program, is that Apple’s Lightning pin supply is controlled by the company itself, and it supplies approved MFI partners with production quantities of the pin once their product is determined to have met its standards and specifications. It sells them in volume, and our source says the pricing is actually very fair when you consider the advanced technology involved in the connector’s construction.

It’s good to hear the price isn’t prohibitive. Shame the same can’t be said about AirPlay.