Apple is said to be conducting tests on iPhones equipped with USB-C
It won’t be released until 2023 at most. iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max keep the major design changes launched earlier in the year.
They’re still fresh and contemporary. Apple is currently testing iPhones that swap the Lightning port to USB-C, according to a fresh Bloomberg report by Apple whisperer Mark Gurman.
However, don’t expect to see it on the current iPhone range, as the switchover is expected to take place in 2023 “at the earliest,” Gurman claims. The report is based on the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi’s tweets earlier this week, indicating that Apple will switch to USB-C during mid-2023 which is the time that year’s iPhone lineup will be announced.
The move will be an enormous one, but it’s an entirely unexpected event. Apple has already made the move to convert its iPad Pro, iPad Air as well as the iPad Mini to USB-C. The EU announced a proposal in September, which would require numerous devices such as smartphones to have USB-C ports.- Gurman claims that the legislation could be “a key reason” for Apple’s decision to look into the switch.
Technical advantages to using USB-C
There are other technical advantages to using USB-C, which has the capability of quicker transmission speeds as compared to Lightning. Rumors have also circulated regarding Apple making an unplugged iPhone and Gurman claims it’s possible that Apple is known to have “worked on iPhones without any charging port” in “recent years.” However, the report he released on Friday doesn’t indicate that a portless iPhone is coming in the near future.
Apple unveiled the Lightning port on iPhone 5 in 2012. iPhone 5 in 2012.