Apple focusing on creating thinner, sleeker and more stylish products has taken one step forward in its path of creating innovative items. The company has created a kind of smaller sibling of Thunderbolt i.e. Lightning. Lightning is used in new iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch and iPod nano.
It is a smaller connector which when compared to Dock connector, has only 8 pins which makes it much smaller in size than Dock which has 30 pins. Besides being a creative invention, it became a requirement when Apple was working on slimmer iPhone 5 and iPad 4. When comparing with USB, it is little bigger but not that much. Another addition in Lightning, besides being small in size, is it’s built in processor. As it can be connected in both directions i.e. right way or upside down, so when connected to a device, the processor detects the direction of the connection and then reroutes the electric signal so that the device works properly in either case.
1 x Apple Lightning 0.5 meter Short USB Cable