Apple has released a 29 USB C to Lightning adapter that

Apple has released a $29 USB-C to Lightning adapter that extends the life of old cables and accessories

Apple discontinued its proprietary Lightning port yesterday and finally switched to USB-C. With the release of the iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max, the Lightning cables and accessories that users had accumulated over the years suddenly became unusable. However, Apple didn’t let users down by releasing a USB-C to Lightning adapter for $29.

The USB-C to Lightning Adapter lets you connect Lightning accessories to your USB-C-equipped iPhone or iPad. It offers three key functions: charging, data transfer and audio. The iPhone 15 series can be charged with the new adapter and connected to a computer using old Lightning cables, as well as connected to a smartphone using wired headphones with Lightning. By the way, Apple also introduced wired EarPods headphones with a USB-C port.

The adapter features a braided cable for greater durability. Apple also provides instructions for use: “Connect the end of the USB-C adapter to the USB-C port on your iPhone or iPad, then connect your Lightning accessory” The description of the accessories also states that “This adapter supports connection to most cars, including those that work with CarPlay

Apple also offers a cable with USB-C: a meter cable with support for charging up to 60W is offered for $ 19, and for $ 29 you can get a two-meter cable with support for charging purchase up to 240 W. Both cables transfer data at USB 2.0 speeds. However, if you want to unlock the full potential of your new iPhone, especially the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, you’ll need a $69 Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable. It has a length of 1 m and supports data transfers at speeds of up to 40 Gbit/s, meaning it can unlock the potential of the USB 3.0 interface (10 Gbit/s). This cable also supports fast charging, but only up to 100W.

And in the end, we find that the beauty of USB-C is that Apple is far from the only company developing it. There are a lot of cables out there, and for most people there is no need for high-speed cables from Apple itself.

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