Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 21, 2012

Apple Forces Largest-Ever Kickstarter Refund

Apple is once again setting records. Too bad this time it is for causing the largest-ever Kickstarter refund. frown

In September, Jamie Siminoff and Edison Junior raised $139,170 on Kickstarter to support the creation of POP, a minimalist multi-device charging station. Today, in the largest Kickstarter refund yet, they’re giving that money back. Siminoff let backers know that the problem is with Apple’s Lightning adapter. With new rules to be announced shortly, Apple is forbidding the inclusion of non-Lightning adapters alongside their newest connector. That means no micro-USB and not even the classic 30 pin iPod/iPhone adapter.

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