Since the last couple of weeks, there has been buzz around whether or not
will include a wall charger and EarPods with the upcoming iPhones later this year. While that still continues, there is some certainty over the fact that the company will continue to ship a charging cable with the iPhones, even though it may be getting an overhaul.
As per a report by MacRumors, Apple is expected to ship a braided fabric designed Lightning to USB Type-C cables with the
lineup. The report cites leaked photos from ChargerLAB that were posted on Weibo as well as Twitter.
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If this happens to be true, it will not be the first time that Apple will ship a Lightning to USB Type-C with an iPhone. For those unaware, this happened in 2019 too, when the company chose to include this — along with the fast charger — with the iPhone 11 Pro models. However, Apple is likely to include this cable with all the handsets in the iPhone 12 series, suggests the report.
The testing by ChargerLAB claims that the said cable seems to have an original Apple-certified Made for iPhone design and even bears measurements close to the current USB-C to Lightning cable that Apple ships.
The images show that the cable is expected to feature a braided design which would be a first for an iPhone as all cables from the Cupertino-based tech giant bear the smooth texture.
Choosing braided material over the current one is expected to increase the durability of the cable. Moreover, as per the report, these new cables feature 8 silver contacts with rhodium-plated ruthenium, which is said to be more resistant to corrosion.
If rumours are to be believed, this could be the only accessory new iPhone users may get this year with their iPhones.
Last week, it was reported that Apple is surveying iPhone users about what they do with their chargers when they buy a new iPhone. The company had reportedly asked a series of questions including a series of checkboxes with multiple possibilities on how consumers use their iPhone chargers.