Defeating the authentication system would allow manufacturers to make Lightning-compatible accessories without getting approval from Apple.
iPhone5mod's Lightning crack is hardware based, and it claims Apple could not defeat the crack without changing its own Lightning hardware. It now lists Lightning products on its website that are listed as "for iOS 7.0".
iO7 devices will prompt a warning message to users when an uncertified Lightning cable is connected to it.
Here is a video from iPhone5mod about the hack.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 25 Jun 2013 4:43