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Apple Backtracks, Tweaks Specs After Kickstarter POP Fiasco

Kickstarted POP AccessoryFollowing news that Apple refused to allow POP – a successfully-funded Kickstarter project – to simultaneously use its Lightning connector and 30-pin connector in its portable charging station, Apple has now backtracked, adjusting its guidelines to allow the two to be integrated into one device. According to CNET, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr blamed “technical issues that prevented accessories from integrating 30-pin and Lightning connectors.” CNET states that Apple’s technical specifications “have since been updated.” POP had previously raised a whopping $139,170, but after failed negotiations with Apple, technology lab Junior Edison decided he would return that fund to backers, eating $11,000 of transaction fees in the process.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.