Although many iPhone users have switched to USB-C to Lightning charging cables and chargers for faster charging speeds, there are still many 5V1A iPhone chargers on the market. There is a certain demand for charging cables, and Apple not only has no plans to discontinue such cables, but also secretly makes technical updates.
The Chinese website Charging Head Network recently reported that Apple has recently begun to use the new C189 Lightning connector in the new USB-A to Lightning charging cable. Although the appearance is no different from the general Lightning connector, the C189 uses the same material and layout as the C94, and has also changed from the previous gold plating technology to ruthenium-rhodium plating, while the C94 connector is used in the USB-C to Lightning charging cable. .
Compared with the traditional gold-plating process, the use of ruthenium-rhodium plating can help solve the problem that the connector is prone to blackening and oxidation and cannot be charged. Apple’s entire line of charging cables has switched to a ruthenium-rhodium plating process, which is expected to improve the fast charging experience. It is reported that the C189 connector supports up to 12W of power, which is better than the C89 connector used in the previous generation USB-A to Lightning cable. Avnet, the supplier of this connector, is said to have changed the undelivered C89 orders to C189 for delivery, which means that the new Apple original charging cables will use the better-performing ruthenium-rhodium plating.