Supra update on iPhone 5 connector and iOS 6
Apple has announced that the new iPhone 5 will be available for order this month. This new phone has an updated operating system called “iOS 6” and a different connector called “Lightning.” The Lightning connector is much smaller than Apple’s previous 30-pin connector. As a result, the current eKEY iPhone Adapter will not plug directly into the new iPhone 5. Apple also announced it will release a 30 pin to Lightning adapter.
Supra has said that it will obtain an iPhone 5 and Lightning adapter from Apple as quickly as possible, but to be advised that until they have tested our application and eKEY adapter with Apple’s products, they cannot confirm that they will operate correctly. Supra customers who wish to run the eKEY application on an iPhone 5 may want to consider delaying their purchase of the iPhone 5 until Supra’s testing is complete.
Supra plans to support the iPhone 5 and will confirm compatibility as soon as they obtain technical information from Apple and will make engineering changes to their products if required. Supra is also exploring a fob/adapter design that may not require Apple’s Lightning adapter, and will provide more information on that as it becomes available.
Posted on Fri, September 14, 2012