With every new iPhone comes news that seems to be negative. This seems no different for the iPhone 5. Shortly ago, we wrote about how Wideband audio will not be supported in the US, and now we are hearing that the Lightning connector will not support video out. That would mean the only way to mirror your iPhone 5′s screen onto say, a TV, would be using AirPlay. iMore said it well:
With the switch to the new 8-pin Lightning connector on the iPhone 5, new iPod Nano, and new iPod Touch, some notable benefits were achieved, including a full digital pipe, a fully-reversible design, and a much smaller footprint. But some things might have been lost, like video out.
It seems that Apple is going all in on the “no wires” philosophy. Now cutting the cord on wired mirroring. I wish they hadn’t, as I have the adaptor for HDMI. I will just have to limit that to my iPad though.
What do you think? Are you sad they won’t support it any longer? Does this make you a little upset? Let us know in the comments.