Dual USB-C and Lightning interface in iPhone is possible
Apple has a rumor that is circulated every year, that is, the iPhone will change the Lightning interface to USB-C, and now the latest statement is that the top version of the iPhone 16 next year will switch to USB-C. Although Apple has not officially done it, there are still some fans who change their iPhones to USB-C by themselves. But having said that, why can only choose one of USB-C and Lightning? Can’t both interfaces be used?
A YouTuber from South Korea did this, and he chose to operate on the smallest iPhone 12 mini, which proves that the iPhone has enough space for two interfaces. This mod master chose to simplify the speaker at the bottom of the original machine, leaving a place for a USB-C interface. Comparing the two interfaces, there are still many similar pin definitions, but there is a big difference in physical shape.
Although it seems that the changes are quite big, according to the Youtuber, this dual-interface iPhone retains the normal charging function, and can also be synchronized with the computer’s iTunes normally, and there is no problem with both sides, so this transformation is very successful. In fact, these examples of interface modification all show that it is not technically difficult for Apple to switch to the USB-C interface on the iPhone. It’s just that Apple is unwilling to do this, but in recent years they have begun to switch to the USB-C interface on the iPad.