The USB-C and Lightning connectors are currently the most popular connector standards. But, due to the universality of USB-C, the decline of the former is inevitable.

These connectors – although at different capacities – perform similar functions intended for a USB model. Aside from Lightning being Apple’s proprietary connector with restricted compatibility, their similarities are made divergent by their performance and capabilities.

In this guide, we will discuss what the USB-C connector and the Lightning connector are, what their advantages and disadvantages are, and a comparison between both connectors, including an infographic that compares both products.

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