Apple’s new Lightning connector means big business for officially licensed accessory makers, but even for third-party manufacturers without the support of Cupertino, production marches on. As MacRumors reports, one such unauthorized accessory company called iPhone5mod is offering a glimpse inside its new production facility where dozens of hands are busy mimicking the Lightning standard.

The company already offers a host of accessories for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, using what it claims is now a nearly identical copy of Apple’s own Lightning connectors. You can check out a short video tour of iPhone5mod’s production line below, or see the full gallery of images on the company’s website.

Making third-party Lightning connectors originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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