|[* black] Snuggled away in the corner we find the Apple 338S1077 Cirrus audio codec. This is the same audio codec found in the [guide|10525|iPhone 5|stepid=38310].
|[* black] Fortunately, this Apple proprietary technology has been [http://www.cultofmac.com/195089/apples-lightning-authentication-chip-has-been-successfully-cloned-third-party-cables-on-the-way/|cloned] just in time for the release of the iPod. Accessories are soon to follow.|
|[* black] The Lightning dock, speaker, headphone jack, and home button switch are all soldered onto this end of the cable, meaning fixers will have to replace the entire assembly together.