Update — It sounds like the iPhone 5’s “Lightning” port may not be a true “Thunderbolt” interface. So far the info on Lightning has been extremely vague. Thunderbolt is a 20 pin interface, Lightning appears to be a 10 pin interface. No one really knows right now. Apple claims it is an adaptive interface. Perhaps it can support USB 2.0 signals and a subset of the Thunderbolt interface. The USB “adapter” may simply align the power and data lines to the Lightning interface. USB has 2 power lines and 2 data lines. Lightning has 8 data lines. Perhaps it can operate with a variable number (2-8) of data lines. I wonder if they can support
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