A new rumor suggests today that the iPhone 12 will include a new braided Lightning for USB-C cable in the box. Wrapped cables are generally more durable and flexible than traditional cables, and you won’t have to wait until the iPhone 12 comes out this fall.
Braided Cable for iPhone
Rumors currently indicate that this year’s iPhone 12 will not include a charging brick in the box, but the USB-C cable will include the new braided Lightning as pictured here. Thankfully, third-party solutions are already available, meaning that you won’t have to wait until fall to upgrade your charging setup.
One of my favorite iPhone accessory brands is Ugreen, and I’m a big fan of the company’s braided nylon nylon to USB-C cable that comes in under $ 15 for both the 3-foot and 6-foot variants. This cable works with any iPhone that features a Lightning port, and supports fast charging for the iPhone 8 and newer. If you have an iPad with Lightning connectivity, this is also the way to go.
Note, if you haven’t already, now is a great time to upgrade from USB-A charging brick to USB-C. Apple’s 18W USB-C Power Adapter is a great place to start for iPhone users, but my personal choice is Anker’s 2-port 36W USB-C charger, which is just $ 8 more expensive than the official Apple option.
Braided cable for Mac and iPad Pro
For Mac and iPad Pro users, there is uniformity of ports across the board, so you can stock up on braided USB-C cables that work with both devices. My choice here is 10 foot cable-USB-C to USB-C cable. This cable supports 60W power delivery charging, and has a braided nylon design.
Another nifty idea is the UGN USB-C to USB-C cable, which also supports 60W fast charging. The unique thing about this option is that, there is a right-angled USB-C port, which can be more durable, especially when paired with braided nylon design.
If you want to jump to Thunderbolt 3 for your Mac cables, this anchor option is less than $ 30 and features 100W charging and is also compatible with USB-C interfaces.
Finally, if you’re looking for a more versatile charging brick for your iPad and MacBook, I’m a big fan of the RAVPower GaN USB-C wall adapter, which has two USB-C ports and is a dual-device fast charging device. Supports from 90 W.
If you struggle with finding durable charging and data cables for your Apple devices, then making the switch to a braided cable is an easy change that will probably save you money in the long run. What does your current charge setup look like? Tell us in the comments!
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