It seems living the dongle life is a never-ending vortex of cords and accessories.
Apple now has plans to allow third-party accessory manufacturers to release Made for iPhone (MFi) certified USB-C-to-Lightning cables, according to a report from Japanese publication Mac Otakarat that was first reported by MacRumors.
As it stands, MFi-certified USB-C-to-Lighting cables don’t exist beyond Apple’s official cord. Those seeking out this relatively unique cord currently have to purchase it directly from Apple at a price point of $25 CAD. If this new report is accurate, it’s likely that a wash of third-party USB-C-to-Lightning cables will soon hit the market.
This move would make sense because there’s currently no way to connect the iPhone to Apple’s USB-C MacBook laptops — unless you own one of Apple’s USB-C-to-Lightning cords.
Earlier this year, Apple also started allowing third-party manufacturers to release 3.5mm-to-Lighting cables.
The dongle life never ends.
Source: Mac Otakara Via: MacRumors