iPhone with USB-C: Engineer Can Replace Lightning Input

iPhone: Apple has yet to switch from the iPhones Lightning connector to the USB-C standard, although that moment may be close in Europe for legal reasons.

While the time has not yet come, an engineer who is a fan of the Apple and homemade projects decided to make his own modification on his cell phone. In a short video on his YouTube channel, Kenny Pi quickly showed you how to make a iPhone X so that it gets a USB-C port.

The process was scheduled to begin in May 2021, and it doesn’t appear to have been easy: He had to use backup engineering on the C94 connector, which Apple owns, and create its own printed circuitry for the input. He then performed the “operation” himself to move components and make the device work.

According to youtuber, the model works perfectly, also for charging and data transfer. Kenny isn’t very active on his channel, but he tends to describe projects on his blog – he’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

For now, the schedule has only been published in Shorts format with a length of less than 50 seconds, but the full video with detailed procedures is expected to be posted soon.

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