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Kickstarter-funded POP is back after Apple changes their accessory guidelines

Portable charging station, POP, is back - had to wait for Apple to change their accessory guidelines

By Anthony Garreffa from Dec 25, 2012 @ 21:34 CST

Crowdfunded charging station POP looks to be back after a while out of the spotlight, now that Apple have changed their accessory guidelines. The company behind POP have confirmed they are now heading into production.


Edison Junior CEO, Jamie Simonoff, took to the POP Kickstarter page where he said "based on Apple's change we can make POP the way we had promised and the project is back on". The CEO promised another updated post to come soon, which will spill the detailed on estimated shipping dates which we should find out about in the next week or so.

The POP's problems all started with it wanting to be a truly all-in-one device that could charge devices through USB, Lightning, and Apple's now legacy 30-pin adapter. But, the guidelines for Apple's MFi program prevented the use of Lightning and 30-pin connectors on the same product.

This lead to the CEO announcing that POP was cancelled and that he would be issuing refunds for those who purchased a POP. All of this changed when Apple updated their own guidelines last week. Now I can finally jump on board and get one of these bad boys!


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