Simply because Apple refuses to make the change to USB-C on its telephones doesn’t imply all customers are left despaired. Enter Ken Pillonel – a Grasp’s diploma scholar of robotics on the Swiss Federal Institute of Know-how (EPFL) who single-handedly transformed an everyday Lightning-equipped iPhone X into the primary Apple smartphone with a USB-C port. He did so after just a few months of labor and not too long ago shared the ultimate working product in a YouTube Shorts video on his channel.
The video reveals the cellphone with its modified charging port which manages to acknowledge a MacBook USB-C charger as an influence supply and in addition handles knowledge switch when linked to the laptop computer. The marvelous feat required reverse-engineering Apple’s C94 connector which allowed Pillonel to create a customized PCB with a feminine USB-C port.
The preliminary idea was too giant to suit contained in the cellphone and required months of tinkering till the element was in a position to match contained in the iPhone enclosure and work correctly. A full video detailing the method is within the works and can be posted on YouTube.