So a USB Type-C charging port iPhone It’s been a long-standing dream of many tech enthusiasts, and with developments pointing to a portless iPhone before a Type-C iPhone, a robotics engineering student has stepped forward and created one. Robotics engineering student Ken Pilonell converted a working USB Type-C port into a . kept inside iphone x, and it allows the phone to charge and transfer data over the USB Type-C port instead of Lightning.
This modified iPhone X was first spotted by Apple Insider. The report says that Pilonel spent months on the project in his spare time, and ditched a lot of USB Type-C and Lightning cables to reach his goal. Pilonel had previously built a similar prototype where an iPhone battery was being charged over a USB Type-C port. However, that proof of concept was large and didn’t fit inside an iPhone.
The engineering student reverse-engineered Apple’s custom C94 connector, creating his own flexible PCB design that fits inside an iPhone. He revealed the flexible cable this week in a teaser video that also showed how the iPhone X transfers data over a Type-C cable.
Reportedly, a full video is currently being edited, and this video will detail how Pilonel managed to reverse-engineer Apple’s C94 connector and fit its PCB inside the iPhone.
It’s unclear whether Pilonel will ever release details of its custom PCBs for others to try to build their own Type-C iPhones. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.