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Apple approves Serial port-to-Dock Connector design

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, February 12, 2010
News Categories: iPod Accessories, iPhone Accessories

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In an unusual decision that will enable third-party companies to produce a communications accessory that it hasn’t itself released, Apple has given its approval to a reference iPhone and iPod touch accessory design that would allow these devices to connect to a DB9, RJ11, or other cable via the Dock Connector. Redpark Product Development‘s Serial Cable Reference Design for OEM use with the iPhone and iPod touch is designed to provide a connection between the iPhone or iPod touch and a number of different medical, scientific, retail, and industrial devices, with a specialized app handing the communication between app and the connected device. Physically, the design includes a 30-pin male Dock Connector on one end and a box with a female connector on the other side. Redpart additionally expects that the design will be suitable for use with the iPad, but has not yet done real-world testing. [via Engadget]

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So…ethernet on any iPhone OS device?  RS422 control for video decks and home automation?  IF so, this could be Huge for a select group of individuals, and again open the iPhone and such up to many new enhancements.

-Brian

Posted by brianbobcat on February 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM (PDT)

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