Apple History of Making New Cables


Just a week ago, Apple announced another new set of gadgets, including an updated USB-C charging case. According to the announcement, starting with the new iPhone 15, the company is switching to a USB-C charger, for other models, there is a new $29 lightning adapter.

Cables for iPhones aren’t the only accessories Apple’s made users replace. Over the years, Apple has had many other connector changes on devices like Macs and iPods, prompting users to make CompUSA, RadioShack, or Apple Store runs for an up-to-date cable or adapter. Sometimes, that meant ditching a favorite accessory entirely in favor of buying a totally new and compatible one.

The Verge

This Verge article details Apples’s history of designing new cables and other gadgets and making people to buy them.