iPhones will have to change the USB-C charging cable

Apple’s latest iPhones ship with a USB-C charging cable that can charge the phone and also provide power to other devices. But what about the future? Will we need to change our USB-C charging cables in the future too? And if so, what will be the new type of connector?

USB-C is the future

The future of smartphones is USB-C, and that’s not just because of the new iPhone. Nearly every flagship Android phone released in the past year or so has included a USB-C port, and that trend is only going to continue. The reason for this is simple: USB-C is the future of charging. Not only is it faster than the traditional microUSB connector, but it also supports more power delivery options. That means you can use a USB-C cable with your phone to recharge it much faster than you can with a standard cable. Additionally, many third-party chargers now support USB-C output, so you don’t have to worry about being limited to Apple’s cables.

Why USB-C is better

USB-C is the new standard for charging cables. Not only is it reversible, but it also offers faster charging and more power than traditional USB cables. Apple has already started using USB-C on their latest iPhone models, so you’re likely going to see more of this type of charging in the future.

What will change with the iPhone and iPhone X

With the release of the iPhone X, Apple has decided to switch to a new charging port. The new USB-C port allows for faster charging, but it also comes with some changes that iPhone owners will need to be aware of.

First, the USB-C charger that comes with the iPhone will no longer work. You will need to purchase a new one.

Second, the current Lightning connector that is used on most Apple products will not work with the iPhone X. You will need to switch to a USB-C connector cable if you want to charge your phone using your existing cables.

Finally, if you have an older model iPhone or iPad that uses a traditional Lightning connector, you won’t be able to use those devices with the new iPhone X. You will need to upgrade to a newer model device or purchase a USB-C charger and cable specifically designed for the iPhone X.


Apple has announced that from 2020, all iPhones will need to use a new USB-C charging cable in order to charge. The old ones will not work with the new iPhones. This is because USB-C is the future of charging and Apple wants their customers to be using USB-C chargers.

This may seem like a small thing, but it’s an important change for many reasons. For one, it means that if you have an older iPhone or MacBook that doesn’t have a USB-C port, you won’t be able to charge them with your current charger. And secondly, it means that if something happens to your cable (or if Apple discontinues the cables), you won’t be able to use your iPhone at all unless you buy a new one.

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