So a few months ago I bought a simple little USB-C to Lightning adapter. It came with a short lanyard that could fasten to the USB-C cable I have attached to my MBP charger. Now anywhere I brought my MBP setup with me, I always also could charge my iPhone using the same charger. It was nice for those situations where I wanted to top off my iPhone but didn’t have a Lightning cable with me.
Anyway, the other day I wanted to buy another such adapter for a second charger setup I sometimes use at my vacation place. But surprisingly, the Amazon page for the adapter I had purchased a few months ago ended up giving me a 404. A quick Amazon search revealed that there was not a single such adapter left (except for one with no reviews whatsoever and only 4 units left). Now my adapter had always worked well and never gave me any reason to be suspicious. I also remember that back when I purchased it, there were many such adapters on Amazon and the reason I went with the one I did was because it was one of those with the best reviews.
Any idea why Amazon seems to have purged their store of these adapters? Obviously, they’re not MFi, but then again, Amazon sells tons of other iPhone stuff that’s not MFi so I must be missing something else here. It’s no biggie, but I’m curious what the issue might be.