Panic Software, purveyor of Mac OS X applications, was curious why its Apple’s $49 Lightning Digital AV adapter wasn’t performing very well. The picture quality was lacking, displaying odd video artifacts and failing to output full 1080p video. So Panic cracked open the case , and what should it find… but a tiny ARM computer chip inside. It’s got an Apple logo on top, and markings indicate it might have 256MB of memory within.
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Why does Apple’s Lightning to HDMI adapter have an ARM computer inside?