I find it quite astonishing that these two devices do not seem to exist, either manufactured by Apple or another company:
- A male-to-male Lightning cable. An obvious use case would be charging an iPhone from a MacBook. Charging cannot be done through the USB-to-Lightning adapter (at least Apple's).
- A Lightning hub that can plug into a MacBook and offers several (at least 2, ideally 3 or more) female Lightning ports.
Am I missing something, or do these devices not exist? If so, is there a reason they don't?
Edit: It seems I missed the obvious fact that the female ports on modern MacBook Pros are in fact USB-C! Yes, I'm an idiot. They're roughly the same size/shape as Lightning ports, but equally quite different. Now, USB-C-to-lightning cables do of course exist, though I'm curious why the USB-C-to-USB-A adapter that I have (with the ordinary USB-A-to-Lightning cable plugged into it) is incapable of charging the iPhone. A limitation of the adapter to data-only only, perhaps? Anyway, I think my second bullet point still stands: I can't find any hubs that offer Lightning ports (at least one charge port) and have a male USB-C cable to plug into the MacBook.