Thru its MFi program, Apple has launched a preview of a brand new connector intended for use with headphone cables.
Apple is it sounds as if making plans so as to add a brand new form of connector to its Made for iPhone (MFi) program. Lately launching in developer preview, the Extremely Accessory Connector (UAC) is an eight-pin connector this is smaller than each USB-C and Lightning ports.
The UAC is it seems that recently intended for use with headphone cables. From 9to5Mac:
Apple's specifications for the Extremely Accessory Connector during the MFi program recently specify use of the UAC connector (each female and male) for cables used on headphones. Apple will permit accent producers to make Lightning to UAC, USB-A to UAC, and 3.5mm headset jacks to UAC, which might permit headphones with a UAC port to hook up with more than a few Apple units.
Apple recently makes use of a mix of each USB and Lightning ports by itself equipment, similar to Beats headphones, whilst microUSB is well-liked by third-party accent makers. It is unclear right now whether or not the UAC would in finding its method onto equipment instead of headphones.