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Apple may ship new braided USB-C to Lightning cable with the iPhone 12

By Cookie Monster - on 16 Jul 2020, 12:00am

Apple may ship new braided USB-C to Lightning cable with the iPhone 12

Image source: ChargerLAB

Apple may not ship a charger and EarPods with the iPhone 12, but it is said to be including a new charging cable. 

Leaked photos published by ChargerLAB show a braided USB-C to Lightning cable with a new gray and white tone. The braided design is in contrast to today's rubber-coated cables, and is expected to be more durable due to the extra reinforcement at the end points. 

ChargerLAB tested the cable and claims that it features an original Apple-certified Made for iPhone design. In addition, the cable has 8 silver contacts with rhodium-plated ruthenium which is more resistant to corrosion. 

Apple currently offers a braided Thunderbolt Pro cable, a black braided Lightning cable for the Mac Pro, and a braided power cable for the HomePod. If the iPhone 12 is bundled with the new braided USB-C to Lightning cable, customers may have the option to purchase an upcoming 20W power adapter that Apple is likely to sell as an optional accessory.

Image source: ChargerLAB.

Source: ChargerLAB via MacRumours