Update from our manufacturer
First, to all of our backers – thank you for being so understanding with the delay caused by the new Apple Lightning adapters. We have spoken to a lot of you over the last month or so and your positive comments and support has been appreciated.
Just some background for everyone's information...
As we have said previously, Apple has changed the process for using their new Lightning adapter and because of that we are not just able to assume that we can use it in the way we had intended with POP. You need to be in a MFI (Made for iPhone) factory, which we are, and you need to have every product that uses Lightning approved by Apple.
We just got off the phone with the factory and while our project has not been approved yet, the factory has had a few other projects that are very similar to ours approved in the last few days. That is great news as we now feel that we should hear back from Apple soon and that the news should be good.
In terms of how this delays us. As soon as we hear back from Apple we will begin the manufacturing process for POP. Sadly we can not start before as they may demand a slight change in the design which would be very costly if our tooling has to change. So when we get the green light it should be no more then 2-3 months from start till delivery.
So based on that we are hoping to deliver in February/March. We know this is after the deadline that we set and we apologize for the delay. However, we felt that since we promised a product that would be Lightning compatible that was more important than rushing an inferior product to everyone.
Also we are still doing weekly updates on our blog at www.PopPortablePower.com
Jamie, John and the rest of the Edison Junior team