Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter Has a Small Arm Chip

Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter

Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter, shown above in its non-taken apart form, is actually a much more complex piece of hardware than you’d initially think.

Panic Software took it apart, when testing a theory that the cable actually sets up an AirPlay connection between the TV and the iOS device rather than sending data directly through to the TV. There is actually a small ARM chip in the cable, which you can see below:

Lightning Digital AV Adapter_inside

That’s actually pretty interesting. That said, while we haven’t tried it for ourselves, we hear it’s not all that great.

[via Gizmodo]

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