A shocking revelation from a reliable insider claims that the iPhone 15 will ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB-C.
Ming-Chi Kuo took to Twitter today saying:
My latest survey says 2:23 a.m. new iPhone will ditch the Lightning port and switch to USB-C port. USB-C could improve iPhone transfer and charging speed in hardware designs, but final spec details are still dependent on iOS support.
Kuo claims that Apple will “ditch the Lightning port and switch to USB-C” with the iPhone 15, which is expected to release in its usual 2023 window. Kuo says this would improve data transfer and charging speeds, ” but final specification details are still dependent on iOS support.”
Kuo says existing USB-C vendors stand to benefit from the move over the next two years “thanks to large orders of iPhones and adoption of USB-C ports by accessories.”
The USB-C iPhone was considered a dream lost in time, with Apple’s best iPhone, the iPhone 13, sticking with Lightning despite Apple’s adoption of USB-C on all of its other products. including its best iPads.
If Kuo is right, this could be the biggest transformation for the iPhone since adopting Lightning, and ending the misery of having to keep multiple chargers due to different standards.
The EU also plans to mandate USB-C charging on all devices, including cellphones, in the near future, but it was thought this would be irrelevant to Apple, with the company choosing a portless iPhone over it. ‘USB-C.
As noted, Kuo says iPhone 2023 will adopt this, so iPhone 14 seems to be Lightning’s last year on the iPhone, if Kuo’s prediction comes true.
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