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Would a USB-C to lightning cable work for wired use with iPhones? And - does such a cable exist?

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jgillingham
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Feb 12, 2021
Such cables do exist - they are available from Apple, Amazon, Monoprice, etc. I can't think of any reason they wouldn't work in your situation, although it might be hard to find a really short one for portable use.
frontsidebus
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Apr 19, 2022
There's a reason all the best DACs are USB-C. But there are a couple catches for iPhone users beyond that. The first is yes you need a specific USB-C to lightning adapter (OTG) most do not actually work for this type of use. The second is that the iPhone is pretty limited when it comes to audio. This is why a USB-C version of something will punt out 32bit 384khz but the lightning versions are all 24bit 92khz so your milage may vary when you actually connect a USB-C DAC to an iPhone even if you have the OTG cable. Personally I wouldn't bother with a DAC for an iphone unless it specifically states it's for iPhone as well, lets you know what quality it supports on iPhone, and ships with the OTG cable as well.
jgillingham
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Apr 19, 2022
Thanks!
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