In a world of smartwatches, smart microphones, and sensors, one question that’s never been asked is: how do I use my phone to make my phone-detecting devices detect the same things?
One way to get that functionality is to attach a lightning detector to your phone.
But that doesn’t happen often.
How do you make a smartphone-detection device work with a lightning detection device?
In a new post, Apple’s CTO and former Apple VP of Software Engineering, Dan Riccio, and I will show you how to attach an infrared light source to your iPhone to make your phone-to-phone lightning detection work.
It’s really easy, but it’s not as intuitive as it could be.
We’re going to demonstrate it with the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone X, and then we’ll walk through how to use it with other smartwalls and other devices.
But before we get into that, I want to make sure that this isn’t just an Apple-related post.
We want to get this into the hands of the entire industry.
In fact, we’re using this exact same technology that’s used in the Lightning Audio breakout that we just discussed to make our lightning detection with the Lightning to be the best Lightning-detected smartphone audio solution ever made.
What makes lightning detection special?
What does it do?
Lightning-based audio and video signals can be sent through a very simple circuit, which has a number of interesting properties that make it an excellent candidate for an advanced Lightning-to -audio or Lightning- to -video signal, or for any device with a microphone and a receiver.
First, lightning signals are not polarized.
They’re a very narrow band of frequencies that can be transmitted in a very specific direction and with very little distortion.
Second, lightning can travel in very short bursts, which means that you can send a signal with a very short pulse that lasts for a very long time, which you can then send to the audio receiver, and in the process it will be picked up by the microphone and converted into audio.
That’s why it’s such a powerful way to capture audio.
We can also create a signal that is a little bit larger, and that allows us to encode the sound in high-quality audio formats.
We don’t have to convert all that data into the same audio format.
In the case of the iPhone, we can do this by using a small device called a Lightning DAC.
The Lightning DAC has a very small (0.15 microns in diameter) footprint and a very high bit rate.
When a device with this DAC converts the signal to a higher bit rate, it can capture even more of the audio signal, making it a good candidate for lightning detection.
And because we don’t need to convert the audio, the device can also be used as a lightning meter, which is why it makes sense to use the Lightning-powered Lightning-enabled Lightning to-video device for lightning to-audio conversion.
What about the Lightning?
You probably have a Lightning-capable Lightning-equipped device already.
We’ll start with the most popular device, the Lightning, but there are other Lightning devices on the market.
You can use an iPhone 7 to create a Lightning to USB-C cable and then plug in the USB-to Lightning cable to a Lightning device.
If you’re using an older Lightning device, you can connect a Lightning cable from the Lightning device to an iPhone.
You don’t necessarily need to use an older device to use a newer device.
You might use an iPad Pro to create the Lightning cable, for example.
If the device you’re trying to create is a Lightning headset, you should be able to use that too.
What is a lightning-to?
Lightning to audio refers to a set of signals that can carry high-definition audio data over a wire, such as USB-A, USB-B, or Thunderbolt, which can be connected to a device.
When you have a USB- or Lightning cable that is plugged into a Lightning powered device, it carries high-def audio data, which the device’s audio processor can then convert into an audio signal.
It also carries low-definition data, such a data stream from a speaker or microphone, which then can be used by the Lightning audio receiver on the Lightning powered iPhone.
For example, the audio processor on the iPhone will convert the low-def data into a higher-quality signal that can then be sent to a microphone or headphones.
Lightning to video refers to the high-res data that is sent to the Lightning receiver on a Lightning phone, such that the audio is captured in high quality.
Lightning-compatible devices typically use two types of signals: a high-frequency (or “blue”) signal that has a high frequency range and can carry low-frequency data that has much higher frequency range.
When using a Lightning enabled device, one of these