Revised lightning cable with iPhone 8 / X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MonstaMash, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. MonstaMash macrumors regular

    MonstaMash

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    I noticed on the new product pages that small changes were made to the lightning cable that ships with the iPhone 8 / X.

    - Cable contacts are silver instead of gold
    - There's a thin bumper directly below the lightning connector
    - Housing seems bigger, and some sizing has been adjusted

    Pretty minor, but seeing how this forum likes digging into the finer details, I thought I'd post this. I also don't recall any previous adjustments to the lightning cable since it launched in 2012!
     

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  3. MrGimper macrumors 603

    MrGimper

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    Same as the connector on the lightning EarPods.
     
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816

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  5. JPack macrumors 68040

    JPack

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    I just hope the changes weren't made to reduce cost.

    I can't think of a situation where tin-plated contacts were better than gold-plated.

    The cables that came with the iPhone 7 had increased thickness compared to previous devices.
     
  6. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Meh, I’ll just stick to my 6FT Anker cables. They are way more durable, although I’ve only had one apple lightning cable break.
     
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