Apple Relents: POP Charger Kickstarter Project Back On Track

By Khurram Aziz email: k.aziz@mobilenapps.com | Dec 25, 2012 04:11 PM EST

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Days after an Apple policy on charging stations threatened to stop a $140,000 crowd-funded project in its track, the Cupertino-based company has introduced new guidelines which means the POP charger might eventually see the light of day.

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Project leader Jamie Siminoff made the announcement on the Kickstarter Web site, which had raised the money.

"As you know on Thursday we sent you an update that because of Apple's rules around Lightning we would be canceling POP," said Siminoff. "The story got A LOT of news and reactions, way more than we could have ever imagined. In fact it became such big news that 24 hours after we posted Apple changed their guidelines for Lightning.

"It was an incredible turn of events for us. We never could have imagined that we would be able to change Apple's rules.

"Based on Apple's change we can make POP the way we had promised and the project is back on."

The POP charger is designed to charge up to four smartphone and tablet devices at the same time, including Apple's iPhone and iPad.

However, Apple said that according to its rules, it will not give a license to any accessory which combines its 30-pin charger, seen on its older devices, with the newer Lightning charger.

The new policy, which now does allow the two connectors on the same accessory, means the project is back on track.

"We will not be processing refunds and are going full speed ahead to produce and deliver the product to you ASAP," said Siminoff.

Details of when the product will be ready for delivery will be available in the next 7-10 days. To reserve your own POP charger, go to the Web site: www.PopPortablePower.com.

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