Apple is slowly moving from the Lightning port to USB Type-C for Macs and iPads. But there is no word as to when iPhones will finally get it. With the launch of the new iPhone 13 series, Apple replaced the Type-A (standard USB) port with Type-C on the other end of the Lightning charging cable.
We can expect Apple to adopt Type-C in the long run, especially with the European Commission forcing smartphone brands to move to a common Type-C charging port. While we wait for Apple to make the shift, an engineer named Ken Pillonel showcased how he put a USB Type-C port on the iPhone X. In the video he posted on YouTube, Pillonel revealed a working iPhone X with Type-C port.
Pillonel reverse-engineered the C94 connector and made changes to the PCB board in order to make the Type-C port work for both charging and data transfer. He showcased that it will be quite easy for Apple to make the change in future iPhones but then it’s all about Apple’s intent.
While Pillonel made the shift to Type-C port on his iPhone X sound easy, note that he has precise knowledge and skills in electronics. So, it is not advisable that you try it out on your iPhone. Also, remember making any such changes will make your iPhone lose the warranty.
Meanwhile, for those unaware, The European Commission has made it mandatory for smartphone brands and other electronic manufacturers to launch products with a common charging port and they have selected USB Type-C port for the same. Now, it would be interesting to see how Apple responds. It may either make iPhone models with USB Type-C exclusively for the European market or may simply ditch the Lightning port altogether and just adopt Type-C port.
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