Apple Rumor: Lightning port to retire after iPhone 14

According to a new report from the often-reliable analyst Ming-chi Kuo, Apple is considering switching to USB-C after the iPhone 14. Lightning has been utilized by Apple for nearly a decade, when it was introduced to replace the much larger 30-pin cable that originated with the iPod. In recent years, many have predicted that Apple will alter the port. However, it has always been speculated that the iPhone’s lightning port would be replaced with no port at all.

The most recent report indicates that Apple will switch to USB-C for the iPhone 15, or whatever it will be called when it is released in 2023. Apple has already implemented USB-C in other devices. The current iPad models utilize USB-C. USB-C provides faster charging and superior data transfer speeds than Lightning, despite being larger. It is also believed that the number of USB-C connected Apple devices will increase.

Apple’s adoption of USB-C could improve relations with the European Union, which plans to implement new regulations mandating that all smartphones use the same connectors.

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