According to a recent patent that Californian tech giant Apple filed, the company has stated that it will now be increasing the stiff material around the charging wire, hence making it a lot more durable than the flimsier versions that have been around for a long time now.
Many Apple users might have experienced a lot of wear and tear at both ends of their cable do you continuously use which leads to most wire either breaking or just not good enough to use. You may have witnessed it yourself or seen a few hundred memes out there, jesting about how easy it is to ruin your apple lightning cable thanks to its flimsy joints, but now, Apple might come up with something that takes your charger-woes away!
Going by recent reports, Apple is reportedly working on a new lightning cable that will be more durable. The Cupertino-based technology company is expected to increase the thickness of the lighting cable to increase its lifespan. Many Apple product users may have witnessed more wear and tear at the two ends of the lightning cable due to continuous use. The new product is expected to last longer.
The patent that was filed stated, “the stiff material creates a localized increase in the bending resistance of the cable, thereby relieving strain on the wire connections. In addition to making the cable locally stiffer, the strain relief sleeve also makes the cable thicker at the ends. In some instances, the added thickness may not be desired.”
This being said, this is not the first time that the company has gone deeper into innovating stronger, thicker cables. Earlier, the company had introduced thicker cables for more resilience to wear and tear. However, they had trouble fitting into iPhone stands and cases.
Although the company hasn’t made formal announcements regarding the same, and that the filing of a patent may not necessarily mean that the product will eventually reach the retail shelves, it is speculated that if they come up with the product, it will further benefit their environment-friendly, zero-waste initiative.