It’s been a while since Apple updated their connectors from the old overweight micro-usb looking connector to the new Lightning design, but it seems as though people are still debating on it’s quality relative to it’s competitors (yes, even cords are competitors). As of now, the main connector that is being used on almost all the newer devices is the USB-C port.

The USB-C being the only port on the new MacBooks has even had people questioning if we’ll see it on future iPhones.

We’re gonna look at the difference between these two connectors and what they have to offer.

Which one’s faster?

This is, basically, what everyone cares about. Which one can charge your phone faster and which one can transfer data faster? Not every USB-C cable and not every Lightning cable are created equially. You can’t just say one cable is better than the other jsut because it’s USB-C or Lightning. There are Lightning cables better than some USB-C cables and there are USB-C cables better than Lightning, but which type of cable has the best potential? That’s what we’re about to find out.

Lightning standard

You can go to some convenient store and buy a charger for your iPhone, but you find out that it charges slow and when you plug it in, it even gives you a warningopen_in_new.

So what a lot of people resort to is buying a charger straight from Apple because that’s where you’re gonna get the best charger anyway, right? Not necessarily. You can get a cheap charger that works well and won’t trigger that warning. All you have to do is get one that’s MFi certified. You’ll know it’s MFi certified by the white bar thing white bar thing on the package.