Recently, Apple introduced a new USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m), which sells for 148 Hong Kong dollars on Apple’s official Hong Kong site, which is $40 cheaper than the previous version. We, of course, got our hands on it and will do an unboxing.

Packaging is a typical Apple design — minimal, clean, white. There’s the famous logo up front, and the name of the product.

Open it up, and you see the cable and instruction booklets.

Yeah we measured it. It’s 1 meters long.

You can see the new cable has a slightly smaller circumference.

Some subtle color difference in the plug.

But looking inside the interface, it is clear that the new pins are 10 fewer than the old ones, and USB 3.0 functionality is no longer available.

When charging the iPhone 8 plus with the new Lightning headline, the charging head net measured the voltage via the ChargerLAB POWER-Z FL001: 8.87V, current: 2.05A, power: 18.19W, and the new Lightning headline is still supported by the USB PD. Charge agreement.

When charging the iPad Air 2, the voltage measured by ChargerLab’s POWER-Z KM001 was 5.13V, current was 2.32A, power was 11.95W, and Apple 2.4A protocol was supported.


CharerLab found that the new USB-C to Lightning cable has a smaller diameter than the old model, and the USB-C pin has less 10 pins, although it can still support USB PD fast charging in terms of power transmission, but The number of pins on the USB-C port can be judged, and the new USB 3.0 data transmission function cannot be realized.

The original design of the old USB-C to Lightning line was designed to meet the data transmission between mobile phones, iPads, and MacBooks, so it was able to support USB 3.0 functions. The new USB-C to Lightning line is mainly for iPhone, iPad Pro and other devices to achieve fast charging, so cancel the USB-C port pin does not affect the charging performance. Previously, users who thought that Apple’s original USB-C to Lightning cable was too expensive and had not used the USB PD fast charger might be able to buy it.