Apple is reportedly testing iPhone with a USB-C port
Apple has already started using the USB-C port on the iPad and MacBook, but iPhone still uses its lightning port. Now the company has reportedly started testing the iPhone with a USB-C port. A few days ago, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also tweeted the same.
(2/2)— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 11, 2022
It's expected to see existing USB-C-related suppliers of Apple's ecosystem (e.g., IC controller, connector) become the market's focus in the next 1-2 years, thanks to vast orders from iPhones and accessories' adoption of USB-C ports.
The company is also working on an adapter that would let users connect existing iPhone accessories to newer iPhones with USB-C. So, your existing earphone with a lightning connector can be used with iPhone with USB-C through the connector.
Bloomberg’s report also noted that iPhone with USB-C won’t be available until 2023 at the earliest. It could also be delayed.
Apple’s decision to switch to a USB-C port for iPhone could be the result of the EU’s proposed legislation that mandates USB-C for electronic devices. Last year in September, European Commission (EC) proposed a rule that requires a USB-C port in all the smartphones sold in the EU. USB-C is also capable of faster data transfer that Lightning. So, there will also be technical benefits.
There were also rumors about a portless iPhone that will only use wireless charging. But report claim that the portless iPhone will not be a reality anytime soon.