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Apple’s Vision Pro battery pack is hiding the final boss of Lightning cables

A picture of the connector from the Vision Pro battery. It looks like a Lightning connector, only wider and with four extra pins.
The Vision Pro’s not-a-Lightning-connector connector. | Image: Nilay Patel / The Verge

Ray Wong of Inverse discovered a hidden joy today: The Apple Vision Pro power cable connects to the battery with what may well be Lightning’s final form. Using a SIM removal tool, he pushed into a small hole in the silver external battery pack of the Vision Pro next to the cable, and…

Out it popped, revealing what looks like a bigger, 12-pin version of the connector Apple’s iPhone moved away from last year.

Nilay Patel, Verge editor-in-chief and Vision Pro reviewer, gave it a shot, and what do you know? The rumors are true. Like a Palpatinian…

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