Lightning connector supplies are fast disappearing

It seems like the Apple iPhone 6 rush affected the supplies of the Lightning connector. Foxconn, the manufacturing partner of Apple, has already reserved its Lightning connectors for Apple and its lightningfavored partners, including a lot of other larger makers of iPhone accessories. The rest of the companies however, are in a dilemma on how to complete their orders. Even orders placed as far back as June are still not delivered.

The record-breaking orders of the newer iPhone models added more problems and headaches to the accessories manufacturers. All of the available authentication chips and Lightning connectors have been purchased by Apple, affecting its Made-for-iPhone licensing program.


Apple Lightning to USB Cable (MD818) (wikipedia)

The availability of the supplies of the Lightning connectors is not yet determined. One manufacturer even quoted that the earliest delivery of these products might be by January of 2015.

Consumers are advised to expect delays with their Made-for-iPhone orders, especially with the launching of more iOS devices by fall. Apple is looking at rolling out their 2 newest iPhone models in 115 countries before the year ends.