iPhone Models With USB Type-C Port Reportedly in Testing

Apple is reportedly preparing to pack the USB Type-C port on its future iPhone models. The Cupertino-based company is preparing to replace the old Lightning charging port with USB Type-C on the phones. However, the change will not take place until 2023. Currently, Apple’s MacBook and iPad models have a USB Type-C port. The technology giant is also said to be working on an adapter that would allow future iPhones to work with accessories designed for the current Lightning connector.

According to a Report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is working to change the iPhone’s charging port and the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with a USB Type-C connection. According to the report, Apple is likely to maintain the Lightning contact for this year’s new models and the change “would not happen until 2023” at the earliest.

Apple’s iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad Mini currently offer USB Type-C connectivity, while accessories such as AirPods and the Apple TV remote use the Lightning connector. The European Union’s efforts to introduce a universal charger for smartphones are said to be the main driving force behind Apple’s decision to consider the change. The European Commission believes that a standard cable for all devices will also reduce electronic waste.

The report comes a few days after trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple replace the Lightning port with USB-C in the second half of 2023. The alleged iPhone 15 models are said to be equipped with a USB Type-C port.

Apple first introduced the Lightning port with the iPhone 5 in 2012. The company added the USB Type-C port to the MacBook Pro back in 2016.

The company reportedly works on the iPhone 14 series. The series is expected to include four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max.


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