Engineer Ken Pillonel (Ken Pillonel), who previously created the iPhone with USB-C, introduced an Android smartphone with a working Lightning port. The new port reportedly charges the Android smartphone and transfers data. Now the author is preparing a detailed video explaining the technical details.
At the same time, Pillonel told the media that the main problem was the creation of an emulator device that makes the system “think” that an Apple smartphone is charging.
“Lightning cables sold by Apple are not “stupid”. They charge only devices from the company itself. I had to figure out a way to make the cable think it was connected to an Apple device. And then this whole system had to be somehow placed inside the smartphone case.”—Ken Pillonell
The author also noted that USB-C in the iPhone looked advantageous and gave it new opportunities, but an Android smartphone with Lightning, on the contrary, works worse.
“I don’t think anyone would want to make this their primary device. I just tried my hand at this project.”— Ken Pillonell
Note that Apple introduced USB-C into its tablets and laptops, but smartphones, for some reason, remained with the old connector.