Is Apple Looking To Replace The Lightning Port With USB-C?

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In 2022, Apple plans to produce a few USB-C-enabled gadgets for charging and data transmission. Apple’s newest MacBooks and iPad models are among those that fall under this category. However, there is still a Lightning port on the iPhone. Even while almost every other manufacturer offers a USB-C connector on their smartphones, laptops, truly wireless earbuds, and headphones, Apple’s newest smartphone, the iPhone 13, does not. However, it’s possible that future iPhones may have a USB-C connector.

Is Apple testing USB-C ports?

A fresh report from Mark Gurman claims that Apple is experimenting with USB-Con its next iPhone line. Earlier this week, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the company plans to equip the iPhone with a USB-C connector. This new report confirms his claim. There are two different sources claiming, interestingly, that the inclusion of a USB-C connector on iPhones won’t happen until at least 2023. To predict, Apple may release the iPhone 15 in 2023, thus it’s reasonable to assume that the iPhone 15 will include a USB-C connector.

According to MacRumors, Apple may have to do so in order to comply with European law. The European Union is working on legislation that mandates that all electronic gadgets sold in the nation must include USB-C connectors. Apple will be required to comply with the legislation as soon as it is enacted and becomes law in order to continue selling its products in the area. The third option is for Apple to produce iPhones with USB-C ports.

Regardless, it’s a wonderful idea to have a USB-C connector in the iPhones. Users won’t have to buy a separate Lightning cable for their iPhone, since most other gadgets now accept Type-C. This is beneficial for the environment. The whole Apple ecosystem may not have USB-C ports until years down the road, though, but we hope to get them as soon as possible.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.