One thing I noticed about USB-C vs Lightning

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  1. Yr Blues, Apr 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015

    Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    The Lightning port has the female-end inside the computer, as in the iPad. But with USB-C, the male-end is embedded in the computer.

    Makes more sense to have the male end, which is more fragile, on the cable … rather than the computer.

    Time will tell if it'll hold up to wear-and-tear.

    [edit] However, this may be why the Lightning cable was so expensive to manufacture.
     
  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Lightning is no more expensive to manufacture than any other cable, it's just that people who manufacture it have to pay a license fee to Apple to produce and sell the cable.
     

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