December 7, 2023

A rumor earlier this week stated the iPhone 15 fashions will ship with braided color-matching USB-C cables. I advised you why that is such a tremendous and overdue improve. It’s not concerning the colours however the supplies. Apple is lastly ditching the rubber cables that shipped with each iPhone mannequin to date. You realize, those that may break after utilizing them for just some months. Braided cables are extra sturdy and far simpler to prepare since they don’t kink and tangle as simply.

A brand new leak now signifies one other nice improve coming to Apple’s new iPhone USB-C cables. It appears like Apple is lastly growing the size of its in-box iPhone charging cable.

Leaker Kosutami confirmed Apple’s purported iPhone 15 USB-C to USB-C cables not too long ago. In an replace, he revealed the brand new structure that Apple will use for the cables contained in the iPhone 15 containers.

The insider stated the USB-C cable is “more durable and longer than earlier than.” Cue Michael Scott’s “that’s what she stated” line from The Workplace.

Jokes apart, braided cables are more durable than rubber ones, sure. I’ve been utilizing braided Lighting cables from third-party producers for years. They’re barely thicker and extra sturdy than the default iPhone cable. They’re additionally extra malleable, letting me convey some order to the cable pocket inside my bag. And I don’t must take care of any twisting and tangling once I want to tug one out.

As for the size half, the improve to 1.5 meters (4.92 ft) is nice in my e book. The present measurement is 1 meter (3.28 ft), and that’s not ok for all charging eventualities. Like whenever you’re utilizing the iPhone because it recharges. I’d advise towards that although, as your iPhone would possibly overheat. However there are situations when it’s worthwhile to do it.

Longer cables are additionally nice when utilizing public transportation and recharging the handset. Or when powering the iPhone whereas utilizing a navigation app in your automotive.

The additional 0.5 meters won’t seem to be so much, however the improve will additional enhance the cable’s sturdiness. The additional size offers you extra wiggle room, and also you received’t apply as a lot stress to the connectors whereas utilizing the handset. In flip, this may cut back the chance of USB-C cables breaking. Sure, braided cables are extra sturdy, however they’ll nonetheless break.

As with different iPhone 15 rumors, we will’t affirm that the pictures above are real. However within the unlikely occasion these aren’t Apple-made iPhone equipment, some third-party producer will probably promote them in shops quickly.