Wait for USB-C
Apple will ditch the iPhone's Lightning port in favor of USB-C.
The iPhone 14 models kept the Lightning port but Apple is planning to make a move to USB-C in 2023.
Kuo says his latest checks indicate all iPhone 15 models will ditch Lightning in favor of USB-C. He also says wired transfer speeds will improve on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models.
The European Union has voted in favor of a plan that will force Apple to adopt USB-C on the iPhone and AirPods by 2024. Senators in the United States are also calling for a universal charging standard. And we've also heard that India is moving in this direction as well.
Ben Wood, the chief analyst at CCS Insight says it's "inevitable that Apple will have to capitulate and transition to USB-C on the iPhone 15 when it arrives in 2023."
Taiwanese research firm TrendForce backs up this information and believes the change to USB-C in 2023 will happen.
Apple's Greg Joswiak says the company will have to comply with the rule change which confirms the company's plans to move to USB-C.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has outlined the move from Lightning to USB-C in great detail in his latest newsletter.
The move to a more common standard will likely be a welcomed change as it will allow users to carry a single cable for their devices while traveling. It should also cut down on unnecessary waste.
Apple's reportedly planning to launch colorful braided USB-C cables that could match the iPhone 15's colors.
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