We have all been there. You’ve just hopped on the train, mentally prepared for the dopamine rush of that first killer Spotify song when… bam! – your Apple AirPods activate that heartbreaking “no charge” jingle. Your heart sinks. Disaster. Cue unwanted sounds from the outside world; the horror!
But what if you never had to worry about your AirPods running out of charge again? Or, more specifically, did you always have a way to charge them, wherever you are? Well, dear reader, thanks to the iPhone 15’s reverse charging capabilities, you can now do it using just a USB-C cable, regardless of which AirPods you have. When you’re out and about, simply connect your AirPods to your iPhone 15 and watch the battery recharge.
Of course, if you have an iPhone 15 and AirPods, you’ll already have a USB-C to USB-C cable (or a USB-C to Lightning cable) suitable for charging the latter on the go. But chances are you, like me, leave this cable plugged in at home for your nightly iPhone/AirPods charging needs. So why not grab a spare cable to keep in your jacket pocket or work bag? If you do, you’ll always have a way to charge your AirPods, no matter where you are in the world, as long as your iPhone 15 has enough charge left in the tank.
I’m telling you this now because both versions of Apple’s USB-C cable are currently on sale in the US and UK. In the US, for example, you can pick up Apple’s official USB-C to Lightning cable on Amazon for $16.99 (instead of $19), while the company’s new USB-C to USB-C woven cable It also has the same discount. price. In the UK, you’ll find Apple’s USB-C to Lightning cable on Amazon for £15.20 (down from £19), while John Lewis also has the newer USB-C to USB-C cable for just £ 15,20.
I especially want to highlight Apple’s woven USB-C cable. Last week I turned to TechRadar editor-in-chief Roland Moore-Colyer and waxed lyrical about how the look of this new cable is pretty much one of my favorite new additions to the iPhone 15 range. Sure, it may sound a little hyperbolic (after After all, a cable is just a cable), but Apple devices have always leaned heavily on the power of simple aesthetics, and this braided USB-C cable is the latest example of that winning design spirit.
The best Black Friday Apple USB-C cable deal
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More Black Friday deals (UK)
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