For decades, Apple (and its affiliates) have been making money selling accessories and peripherals that are only compatible with Apple products. This was a real headache for the average customer. But for Apple and its fans, it was the way they differed from “mortal men.” As you know, the European Union has done this recently officially announced the integration of chargers. By the end of 2024, all smartphones, including iPhones, should support USB-C charging.
The new agreement covers many digital devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, headphones, digital cameras, headphones and earphones, portable video game consoles and portable wired rechargeable speakers, keyboards, computer mice and mobile devices.
The USB-C switch will start with the iPhone 15 Pro
In this regard, the informant @LeaksApplePro said that Apple will try to use the USB-C port on the iPhone 15. Among the various models in the series, the iPhone 15 Pro will use the USB-C port. While the iPhone 15 will continue to use the Lightning port. The iPhone 16 will use the USB-C port. Additionally, the iPhone 16 Pro will switch to a USB-C port or no port. Thus, it turns out that with the iPhone 16, the Lightning interface will be interrupted.
iPhone 15: Lightning
iPhone 15 Pro: USB-C
iPhone 16: USB-C
iPhone 16 Pro: USB-C or portless
The lightning strikes its end.
– LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) June 7, 2022
However, this is not surprising. Earlier, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple would abandon the Lightning port in the second half of 2023 and switch to a USB-C port. That is, next year’s Apple iPhone 15 (Pro) series will be the first iPhone model to use the USB Type-C interface.
Another Apple analyst, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman confirmed that Apple is testing a new USB-C machine. As he said, Apple is testing the iPhone with the Type-C interface. This is because it was dealing with EU legislation enforcing the use of the USB-C interface. However, he also claimed that the Cupertino-based company would not switch to USB-C before 2023.