Bloomberg has claimed the Cupertino-based company is now testing iPhone units that swap the Lightning port for USB-C. But don8217;t expect to see the switch in this year’s iPhone lineup. The move to USB-C likely won8217;t happen until 2023 8220;at the earliest8221;, Bloomberg8217;s Mark Gurman said.
Keep in mind Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo 8211; who is well-known for accurately predicting Apple8217;s product roadmap 8211; also recently suggested Apple would ditch the Lightning port in favour of USB-C in the second half of 2023.
My latest survey indicates that 2H23 new iPhone will abandon Lightning port and switch to USB-C port. USB-C could improve iPhone8217;s transfer and charging speed in hardware designs, but the final spec details still depend on iOS support.
So, why did Apple wait so long to consider bringing USB-C to the iPhone, especially because it8217;s been years since the technology became popular? Well, Gurman pointed to a European Union proposal that would require many devices, including phones, to have USB-C. Gurman specifically said this legislation was 8220;a key reason8221; for Apple8217;s switch to USB-C.