Simply because Apple refuses to make the swap to USB-C on its telephones doesn’t imply all customers are left despaired. Enter Ken Pillonel – a Grasp’s diploma pupil of robotics on the Swiss Federal Institute of Expertise (EPFL) who single-handedly transformed a daily Lightning-equipped iPhone X into the primary Apple smartphone with a USB-C port. He did so after a couple of months of labor and just lately shared the ultimate working product in a YouTube Shorts video on his channel.
The video exhibits the telephone 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 related 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 massive to suit contained in the telephone and required months of tinkering till the part was capable of match contained in the iPhone enclosure and work correctly. A full video detailing the method is within the works and will likely be posted on YouTube.