iPhone 12 to ship with upgraded braided Lightning cable

The leak: Inside a barren iPhone box later this year Apple will be including a nicer braided Lightning cable, according to L0vetodream (88.6% accurate) and DuanRui.

  • The included USB-C to Lightning cable will be braided out of the box (more purported images below)
  • This marks the first time the proprietary cable has ever seen a material upgrade

Our take: Nearly every person I’ve ever known has complained of a stripped or torn Lightning cable at some point in their life. Perhaps this is another way Apple will justify removing EarPods and charging brick from the box.