Cheaper USB-C to Lightning cables could arrive as early as February 2019

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It’s been a long wait for Apple to give its blessing to third-party USB-C to Lightning cables. At the moment, if you want to get a cable that allows your iPhone to fast charge, then you’ll have to opt for Apple’s own model, which currently starts at $19. However, MacRumors reports that Apple is now permitting third-party USB-C to Lightning cables to be manufactured, meaning that we could see cheaper models released as early as February or March of next year.

The need for a decent range of these cables increased last month after Apple put a USB-C port on its latest iPad Pro, meaning you can use Apple’s tablet to charge your phone — so long as you have the right cord. Of course, the easiest solution would be for Apple to include one with…

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