Apple is reportedly gearing up to pack a USB Type-C port on its future iPhone models. The Cupertino-based company is preparing to replace the old Lightning charging port on the handset with USB Type-C. However, the change may not happen until 2023. Currently, Apple’s MacBook and iPad models have a USB Type-C port. The tech giant is also said to be working on an adapter that will allow future iPhones to work with accessories designed for the current Lightning connector.
according to a report good by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple It is working to replace the iPhone’s charging port and the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with USB Type-C connectivity. According to the report, Apple is likely to retain the Lightning connector for this year’s new models and the change will not happen ‘until 2023’ at the earliest.
Currently, Apple’s iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini offer USB Type-C connectivity, while accessories such as AirPods and Apple TV remotes use the Lightning connector. push towards the European Union installing a universal charger Apple is said to be the major driving force behind Apple’s move to consider the shift to smartphones. The European Commission believes that a standard cable for all equipment would also cut down on electronic waste.
The report comes days after credible Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested That Apple will swap out the Lightning port for USB-C in the second half of 2023. The iPhone 15 models are said to be equipped with a USB Type-C port.
The company is reportedly working on the iPhone 14 series. The lineup is expected to include four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.