said by tommy3rd: said by Post Op:
Does this mean they could have just made the jack on the device micro usb instead of the proprietary lightning jack they are forcing on everybody?
yes, but it wouldn't have been reversible like the lightning connector. Also, they're not forcing it on you. you don't have to buy an iphone. get another smartphone with a micro usb plug if that's what's important to you.
Thank you for pointing that out to me.