One thing I noticed about USB-C vs Lightning

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Yr Blues, Apr 9, 2015.

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

    Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    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


    Nov 23, 2011
    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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