Why would the Lightning connector matter to BlackBerry users you ask? In one word. Fragmentation.
Apple has fragmented their connector platform. 3rd party accessory manufacturers had the 30pin connector that they knew if they made an accessory with that 30pin connector over 100million devices could use it. With the introduction of the Lightning connector they don’t have that anymore.
Now, 3rd party accessory manufacturers are faced with multiple choices. Should they embrace the Lightning connector only and assume that Apple’s faithful fan base will upgrade to Lightning supported devices? Do they manufacturer only for the 30pin legacy connector and hope people [...]