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With Apple's push to the App Store for Mac OS X applications, and the fact that you are not allowed to install drivers in the OS to be in the Store we are left with a hardware quandary.

Investigating USB chips for a piece of hardware we found a good chip and then discovered that it had it's own USB driver and that driver only was supported 10.5.8 (ppc/i386).

Is there a good reference for USB chips that are natively supported by the OS so that going forwards we wouldn't have to supply a driver as it would already be built in?

I'd hate to think that as I go shopping for USB chips the first thing I have to do is extract driver support for each one. It'd seem to make sense that there be a list already of approved chips.

Edit: For clarifiction. I am building a USB thingee to use with the Mac and am shopping for USB chips for the circuits. I need to know that when I hook my USB device to the Mac that I'm not going to be in Driver hell or installer hell blocking me from the App Store.

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Do not cross post like that, Stack Overflow will migrate it for you next time –  Simon Sheehan Mar 16 '12 at 14:58
    
@SimonSheehan Thank you, I was unaware of that. –  Andrei Freeman Mar 16 '12 at 15:03
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It's not your fault, it's just others failing to explain to you what should be done in such a situation. –  slhck Mar 16 '12 at 15:04
    
@slhck Ok, noted. I don't know there is auto migrated feature. Sorry. –  Jasonw Mar 16 '12 at 15:08
    
I suggest finding a website that has taken apart say a Macbook Pro or do it yourself all that information should be on the chip. I don't understand the connection to the OS X Application Store and USB Controller Chip.... –  Ramhound Mar 16 '12 at 15:24

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