DEEP, a Slovak firm, has successfully adapted the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max to work with a USB-C connector, according to GSMArena.
Consumers have long wondered why Apple hasn’t made the switch to USB-C connections for iPhones. Meanwhile, the corporation has equipped this connection connector for goods such as the iPad and Mac.
DEEP has posted a full video describing the process of adding a USB-C port to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
After pry open the phone and remove the cable assembly and Lightning connector, many measurements were made to find a way to replace the USB-C port. After removing the Lightning port pad, the rear opening is just enough to plug the USB-C inside.
A flex cable with a USB-C port, on the other hand, can use the original MFi chip from another device. After that, the material is soldered to the connecting cable assembly and the device is reassembled with the new 3D printer shell. The USB-C connector almost matches the rest of the components.
The speaker module must be significantly lowered in order for the MFi chip to fit in its new location. The USB-C iPhone 12 Pro Max is ready to use again after being carefully disassembled and a new battery fitted.
The device is fully tested and working. It works with iTunes, the storage connects to the Mac, and charges properly with an original Apple charger using a USB-C to C cable (or a USB-A to C cable), all through the USB-C port.
This device is currently up for auction on eBay. Before that, another iPhone with a USB-C port was sold (but not the iPhone 12 Pro Max). It was an iPhone X and one person ended up buying it for over $86,000.