Hidden amongst the excitement of releasing a two-year-old phone today, Apple also revealed another, far less exciting problem: a USB-C to Lightning cable, finally fixing a unique and stupid problem for the one per cent.
Up until now, if you spent $US1500 ($1,978) on a Retina Macbook, and $US600 ($791) on an iPhone, there was no way to connect your two devices. Of course, in Apple’s chamfered utopia, all devices sync with iCloud and Airdrop, you never have to manually update firmware, and batteries last all day long.
In reality, Wi-Fi often sucks and I’m constantly charging my iPhone off my laptop, something that owners of Apple’s newest and thinnest Macbook cannot do, because it only has one port. Mercifully, that problem is now fixed, and if you spend $US25 ($33) on a cable for this one very specific use, you’ll be able to hook your two iDevices together. The future!