An 8-pin power connector developed by Apple, Inc. in 2012 as a replacement for the traditional 30-pin connector previously used on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Lightning Connector is currently utilized by the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad (iPad 4), fifth generation iPod touch and seventh generation iPod Nano.
The Lightning connector is much more compact than the previous connector and can be inserted with either side face up. The downside for consumers is that the Lightning connector is incompatible with cables and devices designed for the older 30-pin connector, although an adapter is available that the Lightning connector can plug in to in order to work with these devices.
- iPod Nano
A small portable music player that fits in between the smaller iPod Shuffle and the larger iPod touch in Apple’s lineup of iPod devices. Now in its seventh generation, the 2012 version of the iPod Nano provides a smartphone-style iPhone-like interface with 16GB of flash memory storage, multi-touch support, Bluetooth compatibility, video playback capabilities, redesigned […]
- Resistive Touch
One of the two primary types of touchscreen displays (along with capacitive) employed on smartphones, tablets, laptops and similar electronic devices. Resistive touch screens are typically cheaper to produce than their capacitive counterparts, but they have the drawbacks of being less sensitive and delivering reduced visual clarity in most cases. Contrast with Capacitive Touch In […]
- the iPad 4
The fourth generation iPad debuted as the successor to the third generation “new iPad” on October 23rd, 2012, the same day the iPad Mini made its debut. Officially called the “iPad with Retina Display” by Apple, the iPad 4 is a fairly minor update over the third generation iPad, offering the same 9.7-inch Retina display […]
- iPad Mini
The iPad Mini is a smaller, lighter version of the Apple iPad tablet device launched by Apple Inc. on October 23rd, 2012. Like the regular iPad, the iPad Mini runs Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, which is currently available as iOS 6. The iPad Mini also offers a 7.85-inch screen with 1024×768 resolution (as opposed […]
- Incorporated Business
An incorporated business (also called a corporation) is a type of business that offers many benefits over being a sole proprietor or partnership, including liability protection and additional tax deductions. Forming a corporation also allows you raise capital through sale of shares of your company. According to Small Business Computing, there are three common corporate […]