Apple plans to launch universal connection for iPhone, iPad and Mac
For several days the main international blogs focused on Apple as 9to5Mac or NewCydiaTweaks have echoed that Apple may be planning to launch a new connector for accessories for iPhone, iPad and other accessories through its MFi - the acronym stands for Made For iPhone, that is, accessories not manufactured by Apple but meet their standards - called the Utra Accesory Connector or UCA.
This kind of multi - device universal connector could replace the use of jacks and USB-C Lightning , and is also thinner than half of these cables. With dimensions of 2.05mm thick and 4.85mm wide, this 8-pin non-symmetrical connector closely resembles the ultra mini USB used in Nikon cameras.
This new UAC connection would consist of a male connection and one female whose function would be to provide a universal connection that would allow exchanging cables, be a further jack Lightning, USB-C, or even 3.5 mm jack connection for cases Such as the iPhone 7.
Rather surprised that with a more than imminent Apple bet the wireless mode , both in managing audio output - remember that the iPhone 7 does not have 3.5mm jack connection - with Bluetooth headset AirPods and more than likely wireless charging iPhone 8 or X iPhone, the Cupertino deem appropriate to create a new connection, yes, this universal time to simplify the process.
Today it is unknown whether Apple will adopt this universal connector UAC in its official program . What is certain is that Apple would allow manufacturers to adapt their Lightning connections, 3.5 mm jack and USB-C to UAC, a universal connection for bite apple devices that would greatly facilitate the integration of other accessories such as Beats helmets, which use a mini-USB port for charging.