Leaker: iPhone 12 Box Could Include New Braided USB-C to Lightning Cable

Leaker: iPhone 12 Box Could Include New Braided USB-C to Lightning Cable

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 models could ship with a new braided Lightning to USB-C cable, according to leaked photos from ChargerLAB that surfaced on Weibo today.

The photos tweeted by via Twitter users DuanRui and L0vetodream, show a USB-C to Lightning cable that has a braided design in place of the rubber-coated design of the current cables. Apple has never offered braided Lighting cables for the iPhone or iPad but does offer a braided Thunderbolt Pro cable, a black braided Lightning cable that ships with the Mac Pro, and a braided power cable for the HomePod.


Braided cable designs are generally considered to be more durable than standard rubber-coated cables. The cables in the photos resemble the current Lightning to USB-C cables from Apple, excepting the braided cable.

ChargerLAB, who originally leaked the photos, has previously shared accurate information on Apple’s future cable plans and says the cable shown in the photos may be included in the box of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup.

ChargerLAB says its testing confirms that the cable appears to feature an original Apple-certified Made for ‌iPhone‌ design, and the cable measures in at 1.05 meters (the current length of APple’s cables is 1 meter. The cable is 3.04mm in thickness, just slightly thicker than the current cable.