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An Engineer Created the First USB-C iPhone Since Apple Won’t

By Lore Apostol / October 12, 2021

A robotics engineering student called Ken Pillonel claims to have created the world's first USB-C iPhone in Apple's stead. They made a short video that shows their USB-C port iPhone X charging, transferring data, and posted images describing how the port switching was made. The purpose of this exciting alteration is purely for fun.

The USB-C iPhone mod is described step-by-step in their schematics, which you can see below. The prototype creator promised to return soon with a lengthier video showing the entire process.

Right now, the Apple MagSafe charger backs the idea that ports are not needed, and it can wirelessly restore battery for Apple devices like iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, and other Qi-certified devices and accessories. However, reviewers complain its capacity is too small. Of course, there are also some options to charge an iPhone without a charger.



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