Apple doesn’t plan to switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest, and this year’s iPhones will still have a Lightning port. Changes can be expected within a year at the earliest.
Like Mark Gorman from Bloomberg Apple is already testing iPhones with USB-C ports instead of Lightning. The Cupertino company doesn’t plan to switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest. And this year’s iPhone 14 series will still have a Lightning port.
We first heard about a potential USB-C upgrade from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said earlier this week that Apple plans to abandon Lightning in favor of USB-C on iPhone 15 models starting in 2023.
Apple may plan such a change due to legal requirements that can be implemented in Europe. The European Union is working on legislation that requires Apple to use USB-C technology in all of its productson iPhone, iPad, and AirPods. If these regulations are enacted, All devices sold in Europe will require a universal USB-C portSo Apple will have to supply its iPhone models with a USB-C port in Europe.
If Apple decides to switch to USB-C, Gurman says the company will propose an adapter that allows iPhone USB-C devices to connect to accessories with Lightning ports. USB-C ports will allow faster charging and data transfer, and will also adapt the iPhone to Mac and iPad models that already use USB-C.