Apple Reportedly Testing iPhone With USB-C
Following speculation by Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week that Apple is looking to ditch their Lightning port for USB-C for their iPhones, Bloomberg’s Apple analyst Mark Gurman has reported that the Cupertino based tech giant is in fact testing iPhones with the latter port.
This comes largely as a result of proposed legislation in the EU, forcing device makers to include USB-C ports. It’s likely that Apple would be heading that way eventually anyway though, as they have already equipped their iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad Mini with USB-C. USB-C is also capable of faster transfer speeds than the lightning port.
New story: Apple is indeed planning a switch to USB-C from Lightning for the iPhone, testing future models with the connector as well as an adapter for old accessories. Move would better unify Apple device charging and meet incoming European mandate. https://t.co/hEYORwnqJO
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2022
Responses to the announcement were mixed at best, with many frustrated by the fact that they would have to replace all of their expensive Apple technology with Lightning connection. However, it is extremely likely that Apple, and many other companies, will be making adapters for that exact reason.
Both Ming-Chi Kuo and Gurman believe that the new USB-C technology will arrive with the iPhone 15 in 2023 “at the earliest”.