Prototype was created as proof of concept
The robotics engineering student at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, says the reason for this project it was simple, he wanted an iPhone with a USB-C port for his own use, without waiting for a future release from Apple.
He achieved this by reverse engineering an Apple C94 connector, and using a custom motherboard with a USB-C port. His challenge was not only to make the connector work, but also to maintain loading and data transfer speeds.
In May, it managed to create the first prototype with an iPhone battery that could be charged via USB-C, and since then, it has carried out several tests to reduce the size and be able to fit the connector inside an iPhone. Check out here how the first clumsy prototype in your blog and in the video above.
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iPhone with USB-C could be the first of many
The European Union, last month, warned that wants to force all smartphone makers to include a USB-C port in their devices, but Apple can circumvent that legislation by releasing an iPhone exclusively charged wirelessly, something that has been in the company's plans since at least last year, according to a rumor.
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