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It was shocking when Apple revealed the removal of 3.5mm port from iPhone 7.  While many focused on the compromise of functionality, we took a look at how this benefits us as a user.  

The removal of 3.5mm jack means the transition from analog to digital output.  We have found a significant gain in audio quality from headphones by using an external, dedicated Hi-Res certified DAC / amp.  Naturally we got down to the development of our Accessport.

 

There is a real advantage in audio depth using our Accessport.
There is a real advantage in audio depth using our Accessport.

    

 
 

Lightning Audio Module (LAM) purchased directly from the Apple-authorized supplier allows powerful and precise control over a complex set of incoming and outgoing digital / analog signals.  

The Accessport provides enough power to drive headphones with up to 300ohm impedance.  This means you can finally take your power-hungry studio cans on-the-go and enjoy its full potential without having to carry a big and heavy amplifier.  

 

The Accessport features a built-in female Lightning port so that you can listen and charge your iPhone 7 at the same time.  

 

AAW (Advanced AcousticWerkes) is makers of premier CIEM's (Custom In-Ear Monitors) based in Singapore.  We have been working closely with AAW to develop the Accessport for the last year.  Their immense know-how and expertise in acoustic engineering was the key in sourcing the right components together to maximize the performance of the Accessport.  

   
The Accessport is available with microUSB and USB-C connectors.
The Accessport is available with microUSB and USB-C connectors.

   

   

 

    

 Music credit "Hard to" by Ben Murray-Smith

Risks and challenges

MFi certification process is largely composed of two steps: 1. initial product plan approval, and 2. final sample approval after tooling is complete. We have passed product planning stage of MFi certification and are in final stage of polishing the initial version iOS app and firmware.

We will then be working to implement 12-band equalizer into the iOS app and begin working on microUSB / USB-C version with Android app as the campaign progresses.

Apple's lead-time for the Lightning connectors and Lightning Audio Module (LAM) are as long as 16 weeks, and it fluctuates regularly. Additionally, the minimum order quantity of the LAM is 13,000pcs currently. We plan to dissipate this challenge by expanding our product line up using the same LAM inside (such as our Lighting earphones), in addition to the fund / demand raised from this campaign.

Working with Apple in the proper way means that the production may experience delay. However, we can guarantee proper compatibility and full functionality in return.

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