Apple to jump to USB-C next year with iPhone 15 series Bloomberg Analyst Mark Gurman is confident, writing that “the iPhone 15 is a lock to get USB-C in late 2023, beating the yearly mandate.”
The iPhone 14 series should be the last in the family to have a Lightning port
The new EU law will technically apply to new portable electronic devices sold starting in the fall of 2024, so Apple could squeeze in another year of using the Lightning port. But Gurman believes that Cupertino will not wait until the last moment.
In fact, the analyst wrote that the base iPad, the last remaining Apple tablet with Lightning, will transition to USB-C later this year. Then the iPhone 15 series will do the same next year.
Those aren’t the only Apple devices that use the Lightning port — AirPods do, of course, but so do select accessories like the Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad. Those will gradually migrate to USB-C.
Some devices, such as Apple’s Magic Keyboard, also use lightning for charging
EU law exempts devices that only support wireless charging – like the Apple Watch. Gurman believes that Apple’s use of USB-C will be short-lived and that the company’s ultimate goal is to use only wireless charging like MagSafe. Lightning has been with us for a decade now, but iPhones with USB-C won’t be around much longer, the analyst predicted. Even iPads are expected to ditch wired charging in the future.
Why is Apple so adamant about using USB-C on iPhones (when it’s used on iPads and Macs)? Gurman thinks it’s because he wants to propose the switch as his own idea rather than something mandated by law. The iPhone Pros can now shoot 48 MP RAW photos, not to mention those 4K ProRes videos, USB 2.0 lightning speed doesn’t cut it (Wi-Fi is faster, if you’re worried about the wireless-only future).
Apple will switch to wireless charging only for iPhone and iPad, says Mark Gurman
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