Why Did Apple Not Invent A Magsafe Lightning Port?

Posted: Jul 28 2015, 4:39am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Why Did Apple Not Invent a Magsafe Lightning Port?

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A wildly successful Kickstarter project brings MagSafe to the Lightning Port cable for just $9.

ZNAPS is a something Apple should have invented a long time ago. Apple did it for the power cable, but not for the Lightning cable. The Apple MagSafe power plug was a revelation and saved countless MacBooks from dropping.

ZNAPS brings the same safety and convenience of MagSafe to the Lightning cable.

A tiny connector goes inside the iPhone (mini-USB for Android is also supported) and even seals it to make the port water proof. An adapter goes on the cable and now users can attach the lightning cable magnetically like MagSafe.

The set of ZNAPS magnetic adapter sells for $9. The connector is small enough keep the iPhone compatible with most cases. The magnet inside ZNAPS is supposed to have no side effects on the iPhone.

Apple should really take note of ZNAPS and actually introduce magnetic Lightning ports and cables in the iPhone 7. It is a damn great idea.

ZNAPS has raised so far $1.6 million from over 45,000 backers. Their funding goal was only $120,000. The stretch goal at $2.4 million would make the ZNAPS MFI (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) certified.

ZNAPS is scheduled to ship in November. The company is already working on a ZNAPS for USB-C.

Apple has killed MagSafe on the MacBook and uses USB-C. ZNAPS USB-C magnetic adapter will bring magnetic power adapter back to the MacBook.

Visit the ZNAPS Kickstarter page here.

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