USB-C to Lightning cable price cut to $19 hints at a change inside the 2018 Apple iPhone box

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.

source: Apple via 9to5Mac

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21 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well considering you can buy a USB-C cable for less than what Apple is charging for their proprietary lightning cables. Plus USB-C cables support more current, faster throughput, and more devices on a single USB-C port and/or cables. So yeah Apple is once again a rip off. But hey there is nothing new there.

10. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Supply and demand. They make sound products that work really good. But as far as there chargers go I can care less. I use ankar on everything and I keep my iPhone charger that came with it in the box as a back up. They have always been garbage and always ware out at the plug in. Granted you can get a replacement free but that is a pain in the but.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think Apple is gonna bring the noise this year. I’m kinda hyped to see what all they deliver.

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1278; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

You might be right, I think Apple is not happy with sales of X. The need to make some changes.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Whatever the case dude. I’m not concerned with the low key Apple diss stupid comments, like you just made. I’m looking forward to WWDC, and the iPhone/iPad release. And it’s they need, not “the” need.

20. acme64

Posts: 128; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

sensitive af aren't you.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 4. Tough talk on tech sites doesn’t impress me.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am confused they sold tons of iPhones x models. More than the year before. I think all that hype about slow sales is just fake news being spread. iPhones always have a big start and taper off. Apple stocks are going through the roof and they seem to be happy with how many are selling. Only people that are complaining are reporters in stories and people trying to get as meany people as possible to read there story. Also bring what, the days of revolutionary changes in phones is probably gonna be over. Unless you change the vessel to somthing else

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

considering that, i went to japan and 9/10 people i met had iphone x. its really popular there.

17. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

That's because of of all the bad history between Japan and Korea. Samsung phones in Japan don't even have the Samsung name on them, just Galaxy. Apple understands all this and spends massive amounts on Advertising and Apple Stores in Japan and it works well for them.

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Let us remind you that this is Apple, a greedy company, we are talking about.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oh that’s right, Apple should s the only greedy company on earth. Thanx for the reminder.

18. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

They are far from being the only greedy company on earth but charging $19 for a $1 cable is rather taking the pi$$.

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Lol... trolls are everywhere

8. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Nah, just the usual whiney android kids.

15. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Every other company which asks you to pay to buy their product is greedy. They all are here to give you the best technology & make money from it & not to give you their product which they took years to make for free

12. peace247 unregistered

$19 for that crap?

16. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

C’mon dude you can’t expect it to double as a trekking rope, it’s just proprietary lighting cable.

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dont think ill get the new iphone this year. already loving my x right now and don't need a larger version but we shall see what it brings to the table.

14. CecicliaGarcia

Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

I'm looking for it.

19. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Even 19 dollars for a cable is too much! Poor iFans.......

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