If Jobs were alive, he might call USB-C a "bag of hurt."
The best things about it are 1) it's universal, and 2) it's reversible, and 3) it's better than Micro-USB (a low bar to clear).
So, the connector may be decent, and though one might wish Apple had designed Lightning with a few more pins, physically, it's still a superior connector.
For the vast majority of iPhone users, for whom such a cable will only ever be used to recharge, Lightning is perfectly sufficient.
Everything else behind Type-C, the veritable "kitchen sink" of functions and protocols, and how poorly they've been implemented, is a fustercluck, to put it kindly.
All that the supposed holy grail of connectors has accomplished is to shift the risk of incompatibilities to the cables themselves, and hinder users shopping for the desired cable without the former distinctions of the connectors to help guide them. And potentially still be saddled with the comically-long USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 cable
No, Apple doesn’t want to loose out on money. Funny how amazing the port is on Mac and iPad but somehow isn’t good enough for iPhone.Apple doesn't want people plugging random flash storage or anything else into the iPhone. USB C ain't ever gunna happen
How is universal wires not a benefit to the average consumer...I don’t understand the hype of USB-C on an iPhone.
The average consumer wouldn’t benefit from having USB-C, nor would they even know what it is called / the differences it carries with it.
It’s just another thing that Android has that people think iPhones need for no reason.
I want lightening to stay.
How many broken USB type A ports have you seen? Or broken Thunderbolt 2, miniDisplay ports? Those are all female connectors.Because that’s how female ports work. You’ve got the other piece of connector that goes into the female ports and misalignment breaks that connector.
I don’t have any online literature to post here but this is something I deal with on a regular basis at work and we have a big box full of USB A cables that has stopped working because of broken pins. There are some mini display once as well in that pile.How many broken USB type A ports have you seen? Or broken Thunderbolt 2, miniDisplay ports? Those are all female connectors.
At least post some sources.