World’s first iPhone 12 Pro Max with USB-C port up for sale on eBay

Slovakian firm DEEP has efficiently modified an Apple iPhone 12 Professional Max to totally perform with a USB-C port. For a very long time, customers have puzzled (and rumors have swirled since 2017) why Apple has but to change the iPhone to the USB-C normal. In any case, the iPad and Mac lineups already use the common normal.

The corporate has ready a video of the modification course of.

After prying the cellphone open and eradicating the Lightning port flex cable meeting, measurements of the USB-C connector are taken so {that a} housing may be put in on the iPhone 12 Professional Max. After eradicating the Lightning port’s gasket, the opening left behind is barely sufficient for a USB-C plug to suit inside.

In the meantime, a flex cable is designed with the USB-C port that carried out an authentic MFi chip gutted from a distinct system. That is then soldered onto the flex meeting and put in again on the system with the brand new 3D-printed housing. The USB-C plug matches nearly completely.

For the brand new placement of the MFi chip to suit, the speaker module should be filed down a bit. After cautious reassembly and set up of a brand new battery, the USB-C iPhone 12 Professional Max is able to be powered again on.

The system is examined and is absolutely operational. It really works with iTunes, storage connects to Mac, and it costs correctly with an authentic Apple charger utilizing a USB-C to C cable (or USB-A to C cable), all by the USB-C port.

Many iPhone house owners have lengthy been ready for Apple to deploy the extra widespread and acclaimed USB Sort-C port on their iPhones, because it did on the iPad Professional or MacBooks. Particularly customers of “PRO” units would welcome one cable for all of the units they use each day of their work. We now have determined to satisfy this need at the very least partly and we provide authentic Apple iPhone cell phone with a USB-C port as a substitute of the unique Lightning port.

This system is now accessible on eBay, and anybody who desires to will be capable to buy the world’s second USB-C powered iPhone. The public sale has launched on Thursday and can finish on March 6 at 3AM ET.

Again in November, Robotics scholar Ken Pillonel of Switzerland managed to modify an iPhone X to with work with a USB-C port and the system offered on eBay to a profitable bidder for $86,001. It’s value noting that Pillonel’s USB-C iPhone X just isn’t updatable, nor can or not it’s restored or reset.

Alternatively, DEEP’s modified iPhone seems to be a plug and play state of affairs because it incorporates the MFi chip. It’s not clear whether or not DEEP’s implementation may be reset or up to date. We’re additionally curious as as to whether the modified iPhone nonetheless stays water resistant.

Will we ever see an iPhone with a USB-C port from Apple? We don’t know, however the people at DEEP took issues into their very own palms.

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