USB-C to Lightning cable price cut to $19 hints at a change inside the 2018 Apple iPhone box
Apple cut the price of its 1m USB-C to Lightning cable by 24% today. The new price of $19 is a $6 savings from the previous cost of the accessory. The cable allows certain iPhone and iPad units to engage in fast charging. Perhaps it was by design that the new $19 price of the cable matches the price of the USB-A to Lightning cord that is packed inside the boxes containing a brand new iPhone or iPad.
That's because there is talk that with the new 2018 iPhone models, Apple will replace the current cable that is included in the box to a USB-C to Lightning one. This will provide those purchasing a new iPhone this year to have fast charging capabilities without having to spend for an additional cable.
Besides the new price, the 1m USB-C to Lightning cable has a new model number. Formerly MK0X2AM, the new model number for the part is MQGJ2AM. And if you think that the longer 2m cable is also getting a price break, let us remind you that this is Apple we are talking about. The 2m variant remains priced at $35.