What is it about the techies at ZDNet? They can’t seem to figure out how to use a USB Lightning cable on their iPhones. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes:
After USB-C-to-Lightning cables became the normal way to charge an iPhone, I hastily, and somewhat unwisely decided to get rid of my regular old USB-A-to-Lightning cables.
Sure. Smart, right? Then he needed a USB-A-to-Lightning cable.
I paid big bucks for a cable that I’d owned up to a few weeks ago, and could have, with prior forethought, picked up a replacement for off the internet for a few bucks.
The moral of the story is this; keep hold of your old cables. You never know when they might come in handy. In fact, do what geeks do, and put them in a box marked “random cables,” and put that box away somewhere convenient.
Be careful of technology gurus who can’t do something simple like use a cable without tearing it apart, or remember to bring the cables you need on a trip.