Apple is reportedly preparing to pack a USB Type-C port in its future iPhone models. Cupertino-based company is preparing to replace the old Lightning charging port on handsets with USB Type-C. However, this 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 Lighting connector.
According to a Report Through Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working to change the iPhone’s charging port and test new iPhones and adapters with USB Type-C connectivity. According to the report, Apple is likely to retain the Lightning connector for newer models this year and the change will not ‘happen until 2023’.
Currently, Apple’s iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad Mini offer USB Type-C connectivity, while devices such as AirPods and the Apple TV Remote use the Lightning connector. The EU’s push to impose a universal charger for smartphones has been cited as a key driving force behind Apple’s move to consider change. The European Commission believes that standard cable for all devices can also reduce electronic waste.
The report comes just days after trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple replace the Lightning port for USB-C in the second half of 2023. The intended iPhone 15 models are said to come with a USB-port.
Apple first introduced the Lightning port with the iPhone 5 in 2012. The company added a USB Type-C port to the MacBook Pro in 2016.
Information that the company is working on the iPhone 14 series. The lineup is expected to include four models: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.