According to Macotakara, Apple’s new iPhone 5 connector has the ability to host USB peripheral devices. This could mean Apple will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect devices such as keyboards and other Lightning-equipped mobile products to their iPhones.
Even if Macotakara is correct in their report, Apple would have to build device support for this to happen on top of the lightning compatibility so that manufacturers can use the USB capabilities. This isn’t completely unlikely as Apple has already done a similar thing with their iPad Camera Connection kit.
Don’t get too excited, though. Apple has had this ability with its 30 Pin connector for many years, and not much ever came of it. That being said, I can’t deny that it’s interesting that they added this ability even though they have never used it. Let’s hope Apple’s got some plans for this feature in the near future!
What Lightning accessory would you like to see come out for the iPhone 5? Weigh in down below in the comments section.