In July, several pictures of a new braided lightning cable were shared online by a reliable leaker. Today, Mr. White (@laobaiTD) shared four more pictures of the new USB-C to lightning cable that is expected to ship with the new upcoming iPhone 12.
The new braided USB-C to Lightning Cable is expected to ship with the upcoming iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Although it’s widely rumoured that Apple won’t be included the charging inside the box of the iPhone 12, it’s likely that Apple will keep the charging cable.
For example, the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE box omits the charging brick, but retains the wireless charging cable.
One of the biggest perks to this new braided design is durability. In the past, Apple cables, particularly Lightning cables, are known for the weakness of the external rubber surrounding the inside cables. The change to a higher-end braided design is likely due to the removal of the charging brick from the box. By removing the charging brick, Apple can add a better and stronger lightning cable with no increase to the price of the iPhone.
Apple have yet to officially announce the iPhone 12 or even the event/dates where we might expect to see an announcement, but recent leaks from UK phone carrier ‘EE’ have suggested that Apple will unveil a 5G iPhone. Additionally, many leakers have suggested October 13th as a potential event date, with the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Max becoming available on October 16th.