Apple seeks to make its lightning cable more durable and durable: report
Apple, the American tech giant, is working on a new lightning cable that will be longer-lasting and more durable than its last iteration. To increase the thickness, the Cupertino-based giant is expected to add more material to the wire, which will subsequently increase its lifespan. The firm has stated that it has recently filed a patent that will increase the stiff material around the charging wire, according to Apple.
Through dense and thin
At both ends of their cable, many Apple users may have experienced a lot of wear and tear if you use it continuously, leading to most of the wire either breaking or not being good enough to use.
This forces many customers to purchase new lightning cables that cost Rs 1,800 from the market. So, this isn’t a cheap fix. Without affecting the product’s market price, the new cable is expected to be more durable. The biggest drawback is that there are hardly any good replacements on the market for these cables, which is why Apple customers don’t have many options.
What does the pipeline have?
The filing stated that “the stiff material generates a localized increase in the cable’s bending resistance, thereby relieving the wire connections from strain.” The strain relief sleeve also makes the cable thicker at the ends, in addition to making the cable stiffer locally. The added thickness may not be desired in some instances. It’s not as if the firm has not previously experimented with thicker wires. Apple realized, however, that they had difficulty fitting the wires into iPhone stands and cases, which is why they discontinued the strategy.
Apple has not yet disclosed any product details and the filing of the patent does not mean that customers will soon be reached by more durable lightning cables. With the upcoming iPhones, it is possible that the company will introduce these new and enhanced cables and this strategy will also help the company reduce e-waste. Apple was the first major manufacturer of smartphones which last year stopped shipping charging adapters with its iPhones. This move was also aimed at contributing to volume increases in shipments.