|[* black] Snuggled away in the lower left corner of the lightning connector, we find the Apple 338S1077 Cirrus audio codec. This is the same audio codec found in the [guide|10525|iPhone 5|stepid=38310].|
|[* black] The long and winding road ends at the [guide|10525|Lightning|stepid=38316] dock.|
|[* 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.