It was admittedly a little bit of a shock when Apple launched USB-C to the iPad Professional. It’s because Apple has lengthy relied on using proprietary ports and cables means again when the primary iPhone and iPad launched. Nonetheless, for some purpose, USB-C has not been introduced over to the iPhone, at the very least not till now.
That is because of robotics engineer Ken Pillonel who created what he claims is the world’s first USB-C iPhone. Principally what he did was he took aside the iPhone X and made some modifications and eliminated the Lightning port and changed it with USB-C, thus permitting him to make use of USB-C cables to cost his gadget.
In keeping with Pillonel, “That is it. I’ve lastly constructed the World’s First iPhone with a USB Sort-C port. It helps charging and information transfers. The primary half was about getting the electronics to work. Then the subsequent step was to reverse-engineer the Apple C94 connector and make my very own PCB with a feminine USB C port.”
It doesn’t sound like a very simple mod to tug off so except you realize what you’re doing and are keen to danger ruining your iPhone and voiding its guarantee, it’s in all probability finest simply to admire Pillonel’s work quite than try it your self. That being mentioned, the EU did beforehand state that they plan to make it obligatory for corporations to undertake USB-C because the charging commonplace.
That is basically geared toward Apple as they’re just about the one firm that continues to insist on utilizing their very own proprietary connections, however whether or not or not they’ll cave into the EU’s calls for stays to be seen.