Recently, the news of the upcoming iphone is going to be released on Sept. 10th. Sinodec Industrial Co., ltd. , as a Chinese manufacturer specializing in usb data cable and usb charger, is also very concerned about this news. There are rumors that this year's iPhone 11 will use the USB Type C interface instead of the traditional USB Lightning interface. In fact, this is also the trend of the times. As consumers, we certainly welcome Apple to make such changes.
USB TYPE-C is a universal standard data interface. It has three advantages: fast charging speed, fast data transmission and no distinction between positive and negative. Nowadays, among the mainstream smartphone brands, in addition to Apple, Huawei, OPPO, vivo, and Xiaomi have popularized the USB TYPE-C interface.
Compared to Apple's Lightning interface, the thickness of the USB TYPE-C interface has increased slightly, which is the main reason why Apple has refused to adopt this interface on the iPhone. In the past, Apple has been pursuing the thinness of the fuselage, and even removed the 3.5mm headphone jack for this purpose. However, as the size of the iPhone is getting bigger and bigger, the thickness will not continue to be cut. According to the thickness of the iPhone XS series of about 8mm, it can fully accommodate the USB TYPE-C interface. So the problem that prevents Apple from using USB TYPE-C is no longer there.
The benefits of USB TYPE-C are obvious. In the past, the Apple Lightning interface was actually a USB 2.0 standard, and the current that can be carried is very limited, and the maximum can not exceed 2.5A. The standard USB TYPE-C interface can withstand a large current of 3A. The fast charging technology of brands such as Huawei and OPPO can use more than 5A. The higher the current through the charging interface, the higher the charging power and the faster the charging speed. This means that the charging power of the iPhone 11 can reach more than 20W, which greatly improves the charging efficiency.
In addition, the use of low-voltage, high-current fast charging technology can effectively reduce the heat generated by the step-down inside the fuselage during charging, and avoid the battery to reduce the life due to overheating.
Another advantage of using the USB TYPE-C interface is that the original charge of the iPhone 11 may no longer be 5V/1A), at least upgrade to the 18W USB TYPE-C charging head. In Apple's official website, the original USB TYPE-C and data cable prices total 388 yuan. This means that the original accessories of the iPhone 11 are more valuable and the whole machine is more cost-effective. This is a big innovation for the iPhone 11.
Of course, there is another case where the iPhone 11 continues to use the Lightning charging interface, but the random charger is changed to the USB TYPE-C type, and the TYPE-C to Lightning charging cable is included. Although this can also improve the charging efficiency of the iPhone 11, but due to the inherent defects of the Ligtning interface, the charging power will not exceed 18W.
And from the performance of iPhone 8, iPhone XR and other models, using USB TYPE-C to Lightning data line can only achieve 18W fast charge in the first 50% of the charge, then the charging power will gradually decrease, the entire charging time It will not be much faster than the previous 5V/1A. Therefore, the iPhone 11 continues to use the Lightning interface. Just replacing the charger with the USB TYPE-C is of little significance. I hope that Apple will not adopt this solution.
However, the advantage of continuing to use the Lightning interface on the mobile phone side is that Apple can continue to charge MFI certification, that is, every time a component manufacturer produces a Lightning data line, it must pay Apple a certain fee, while the data line without MFI certification is in use for a while. After that, it will not charge properly. MFI license is also a big profit for Apple. It can generate hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue every year. From this point of view, Apple adopts the mobile phone Lightning interface, and it is more likely to replace the charging end with the TYPE-C interface.
If the news become true, the USB C to Lightning cable will be popular, of course, customers can buy this cable from us