Apple may be preparing to offer a solution to make the charging cable harder and stronger

Tram Ho

If you’ve ever owned Lightning cables for your iPhone or iPad, you know how fragile they are. However, Apple may now have a solution that can protect any type of charging cable.

According to a recently discovered patent by AppleInsider , the iPhone and Mac manufacturers have comfortably admitted that they “know well that bending the cable near the end point can cause undesirable stress on the wire connections.” , can lead to cable damage.

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And the company then lists a number of possible solutions, with most of the options leading to “variable rigidity” cables.

More specifically, the proposed cable will have a core with sections of varying thicknesses, to be “surrounded by a uniform sheathed thickness”, as detailed in the diagram below. here.

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Detailed images from the patent application show a combination of cable layers and protective coatings.

It’s worth noting that the patent doesn’t specify the name of the Lightning cable, meaning that the submission could involve a complete overhaul of the company’s iPhone, iPad and Mac cables. That also means we could see Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and MagSafe charging cables updated in the near future.

Of course, filing a patent does not mean that Apple will actually start making more durable cables. Even so, it also shows that the company is seriously considering the matter.

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Source : Genk