With the release of the iPhone 12, the charging for the iPhone has changed quite a bit. First off, the iPhone 12 no longer comes with a wall charger. However, the iPhone 12 does come with a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box, and this is because Apple has made it apparent that the iPhone is USB-C Power Delivery fast charging compatible.
That said, most people don’t have many USB-C to Lightning cables handy, as this is the first generation of iPhones that are pushing for fast charging and letting it be known. Instead, most iPhone users have tons of USB-A to Lightning cables that are not compatible with use with a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger.
In this review, we’re taking a look at this Syncwire USB-C to Lightning Power Delivery supported cable.
What’s in the Box?
When it comes to purchasing a cable, it can be confusing to know whether you’re purchasing a pack of cables or just a single cable. At this point, many cables are built with quality in mind because that’s what most people are looking for. People want their cables to last a long time, so making high-quality cables is the goal, and that’s why single cables cost more.
In this case, you’re going to find a single USB-C to Lighting cable in the box.
If you’re purchasing a pack of cables, then you may run the risk of purchasing lower quality cables that may break faster.
The most important part of a cable is how it’s built.
This Syncwire USB-C to Lightning cable is braided, and for the most part, it’s better than cables that are fully plastic throughout. The reason that braid cables are better is that the braided design enables the cable to have more flex and not break. With a plastic cable, creases are made when the cable is bent and then it can eventually break open and that’s how the inner wires are exposed.
The cable reinforced cable housing from this also helps prevents the ends from breaking. The most common part of a cable breaking is at the housing, or rather the lack of housing. The housing for this Syncwire cable can last about 20,000+ bends which is pretty good, considering that you never know how the cable is going to bend. Also, to add to the great build, this cable has an Aluminum end that holds the connector in place. The Aluminum can hold the connector better than a plastic one, which is what most cables tend to use.
Charging Power and Speed
The best part of this cable and an even better reason to get this Syncwire cable than its build is its ability for fast charging. When you connect this cable to a Power Delivery charger, you can fast-charge an iPhone.
The iPhone 12 can fast charge using an 18W Power Delivery charger, but you can still use a more powerful 60W Power Delivery charger to use with this cable and charge your iPhone at 18W. The charging power will simply adjust to the device that you’re charging.
Also, this cable offers fast file sharing, as this Syncwire cable can transfer files at 480Mbps. Faster than a regular USB-A to Lightning cable.