Launched the world’s first iPhone 12 Pro Max with a USB Type-C interface

You read that right, it’s the world’s first iPhone 12 with a USB-C interface, isn’t that a bit exciting? Slovak tech company DEEP has successfully upgraded an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max to make it fully USB Type-C compatible. After opening the phone and removing the Lightning port cable assembly, the USB Type-C port needed to be measured in order to fit a 3D printed homemade case on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. After removing the gasket from the Lightning port, the opening was barely big enough to accommodate a USB Type-C plug-in.

The company then designed a flex cable for the USB Type-C port and soldered an original MFi chip from a different device to it. He then mounts a 3D printed case on top of it. With this design, the USB Type-C plug fits almost completely.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

In order for the new location of the MFi chip to fit, the loudspeaker module had to be stowed away a bit. After careful reassembly and installation of a new battery, the iPhone 12 Pro Max USB Type-C is ready to restart.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

A series of tests on the device reveals that it is fully functional. It can exchange data with iTunes, connect to a Mac, and charge normally using an original Apple charger with a USB Type-C to C (or USB-A to C) cable, all via the USB Type-C port.

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Auction on eBay

The device is now available on eBay, and the auction started on Thursday. The auction will end at 3 a.m. ET on March 6. For now, there are only five buds and the maximum amount is around $1,375. Last November, a Swiss robotics student, Ken Pillonel, managed to modify an iPhone X to work with a USB Type-C port. The device was sold on eBay to a winning bidder for $86,001. However, a later model of the same iPhone X that supports waterproofing did not sell for as much.

Specifications Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • 6.7-inch 458ppi Super Retina XDR OLED display (2778 × 1284 pixels), up to 1200 nits brightness, Ceramic Shield protection
  • Six-Core A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core graphics
  • 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options
  • iOS 14
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 12 MP (f/1.6) wide-angle camera, 7P lens, 1.7 μm pixel size, sensor-shift optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, 1080p slow motion at 240 fps, 12 MP 120° Ultra Wide ( f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens, 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture with 2.5x optical zoom, 2x optical zoom, 5x optical zoom range and up to digital zoom 12x, night mode portraits enabled by LiDAR scanner
  • 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120 fps
  • Dimensions: 160.8 × 78.1 × 7.4mm; Weight: 226 grams
  • Stereo speakers
  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, Wi‑Fi 6 802.11ax with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 20 hours of video playback