Last year, the launch of Raspberry Pi 4 left behind the previous Pi models in terms of being the fastest single-board computers that came up with a new 4GB RAM support and other updates.
But, the release also introduced a big flaw that led to massive criticism among the Raspberry Pi community. The newly added USB type C port for the power supply was unable to detect some popular type-C charging cables like those of Apple MacBook.
If you’re a fan of single-board computers, I guess you must have used the Raspberry Pi. Before Raspberry Pi 4, you could use any +5.1V micro USB power supply.
But the current Raspberry Pi 4 supports the micro HDMI for audio/video transfer and USB-C port for power supply, replacing the previous full HDMI and micro USB.
After numerous complaints by users for the incompatibility of the major type-C charger with Raspberry Pi 4 board, Raspberry Pi foundation admitted its faulty design port.
Recently talking with The Register, Eben Upton, Founder & CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd., revealed that a new PCB with the updated design is expected to be released for users.
Hence, you will not find any problem with a new board as the incorrect detection circuit of the Pi 4 model would be able to distinguish between the power and audio cable.
However, the official type C power supply does not face any such issues. You can buy the cable directly from the official site here.