Apple’s latest iPhones, the XS and XR, have been announced, and, once again, Apple has made the incredibly frustrating choice of including a USB Type-A Lightning cable and low-power 5W brick in the box instead of a USB-C cable and charger.
Apple hasn’t given an explanation on why it insists on selling its latest, greatest, and, in most cases, $1,000-plus smartphones with the same legacy cable it’s been including since Lightning was introduced back in 2012. Maybe it’s a simple matter of cost. Maybe the company is afraid of alienating customers with a new, unfamiliar cable.
But USB-C isn’t new or unfamiliar at this point, especially for Apple’s most loyal customers who have been stuck with it as their exclusive port choice...
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