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Lightning vs Type-C

The offer in all kinds of different and better powerbanks and charge-wires is nowadays enormous and remains to grow. Besides the variety of innovative features and designs of chargers and wires, the focus will increasingly be on the connectors. The current trend for leading smartphones is limiting their connector capabilities. As you may know, the headphone jack is already threatened and in the future there will be two connectors in this 'battle': USB Type-C en Lightning. 

 

 

Currently there are many different connectors and conncections. Devices like computers and mediaplayers use USB-Types A en B. Furthermore, there is a frequent use of the Type-B inputs (like mini-usb and micro-usb). These plugs link smartphones, tablets, printers and hard drives to other devices or chargers. The new USB-technology will change this by using only one plug type: USB-Type C. This means that in the future this connector will fit on every single device. In fact, it will be the only connector that will fit in the connections. Besides, Type-C ensures faster communication between the devices. It offers the possibility of far more charge power than other standards, Type-C is capable of supporting up to 100 watts, i.e. a current up to 20 volts and 5 amperes. This is enough to fully charge a smartphone in minutes and even provides the possibility of powering a computer or other electrical device.  

 

On the other hand, Lightning has been Apple's connector of choice, at least for iPhones and iPads, since 2012. That situation is unlikely to change. Lightning was revolutionary. Before Lightning, the iPhone made use of a 30-pin connector which was bulky for small iPhones. With Lightning, Apple took a big step forward in the world of technology, the biggest milestone, perhaps, was that Lightning could be inserted into the handset in any orientation. Features such as fast-charging don't appear on devices with a Lightning cable, but three years ago, Lightning was definitely the best connector. Apple remains faithful to the port, and as we can see with the iPhone 7, Apple is still using it effectively.

 

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