A robotics engineering student working on his Masters at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology decided to see what it would take to put USB-C onto his iPhone. Turns out, that he was able to get it to move electricity and data to the iPhone within a few months. Ken Pillonel reverse engineered the existing connectors, shrink the different parts down in size and insert them into his own iPhone. It probably voided the warranty, but that ingenuity is an amazing thing for his resume. I hope Ken goes far with this.

An iPhone has been modified to use a USB-C connection instead of Lightning, in a project that hints at what to expect from the often-rumored port changeover.