Most Android smartphone makers have almost completely abandoned micro USB charging and data transfer ports in favour of USB Type C ports. As per a new report, Apple is likewise headed in that route. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release the iPhone with USB Type C next year.
As per previous rumours, the Cupertino-based tech behemoth was intended to abandon the lightning port this year with the iPhone 14 series, but the current claim says otherwise. According to Kuo’s study, Apple will convert to USB Type C for iPhones by the second half of 2023, when the iPhone 15 is projected to be released.
As per Kuo, the transition will allow iPhones to achieve quicker charging and data transmission rates. However, the analyst believes that the final spec specifics will be entirely dependent on iOS support for the conventional charging connection.
The claim and Apple’s intention to abandon the lightning charging connector come only days after the EU enacted laws requiring all manufacturers to use USB Type C charging connections on all phones.
The transition of iPhones to USB Type C ports will also facilitate data transmission between iPhones and Android phones. It will also make things easier for customers because they will be able to charge all of their phones without having to pay extra money for an iPhone lightning cord.