Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will be ditching Lightning for USB-C next year in the iPhone 15.
We’ve seen in the past that Apple switched to USB-C in the iPad and the MacBook. And up until now, it always seemed that the company would stick with Lightning until it ditches a corded phone.
Many experts claim that lightning is becoming less standard, and it doesn’t improve the charging speed of the device as well. Apple will discontinue Lightning charging in favor of USB-C in 2023.
Also, the EU is contemplating legislation that would make it mandatory for Apple to produce iPhones, iPads, and AirPods in Europe that are compatible with USB-C ports, and will force the company to either only manufacture one kind of connector or incorporate USB-C into its products.
A Port-less iPhone
Even though the iPhone 14 is unlikely to be portless, Apple is hard working on a iPhone with no ports whatsoever. The idea is that charging should happen through MagSafe, and in that case Apple will not be forced to switch over to a USB-C port.
But MagSafe is a relatively new technology, which will make it a leap of fate to switch entirely to a port-less iPhone in the near feature.
So whether Apple will be able to incorporate a (new) technology where it doesn’t have to switch over to USB-C, or not, it needs to fix it in the coming few years.
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