The first world’s first USB-C AirPods were showcased by a guy who made the first USB-C iPhone. The AirPods have a built-in lightning connector along with wirelessly charging capabilities.
They are all powered by the same lightning connector technology that powers Apple devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. They appear to be lacking the universally accepted USB ports that would increase their adaptability.
Ken Pillonel’s Invention Shocks The Crowd With New USB-C AirPods
Ken Pillonel, a designer who has worked with Apple for years, is irritated by the lack of USB-C support for his favorite Apple devices. His team is working hard to integrate USB-C into Apple devices. Pillonel’s AirPods can now be charged and transferred data through USB-C thanks to a firmware update.
Pillonel is a master’s student in robotics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. This functionality was put into his USB-C iPhone, which he debuted in 2021, and it replaced Apple’s original lightning port. It is possible to transfer data and charge the iPhone using the USB-C port. He was able to do the same thing with his AirPods. The standard Apple AirPods and the USB-C AirPods with Lightning connector are identical save for the addition of USB-C charging.
Because of the AirPods’ small size, the inventor had to take extra care when separating them. Pillon destroyed the plastic housing for the lightning port ribbon. After that, he replaced the lightning port with a USB-C cable. Pillonel has often said that changing the lightning port is a challenging one. A custom USB-C ribbon is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. Since then, Pillonel claims to be using a single USB-C cable to charge all of the gadgets he owns: his MacBook, iPhone, and AirPods.
There are rumors that Apple will switch to the USB-C standard the following year in response to the pressure from the EU. Pillonel’s efforts have proved that USB-C potential can be realized. If Apple decides to replace its proprietary lightning port with a USB-C port, the AirPods will need to be updated to accommodate the change.