Today in Apple history: Lightning replaces 30-pin dock connector

September 12, 2012: The Lightning connector replaces Apple’s aging 30-pin interface, a proprietary data and power connector that debuted on the iPod Classic in 2003. The slender and capable new Lightning port debuts in the iPhone bringing big improvements ā€” and no small amount of controversy. Apple soon will build the Lightning connector into many other products, including iPad, iPod and accessories.

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