The USB-C iPhone has been around for a long time, but iPhones are still equipped with the Lightning connector that debuted with the iPhone 5 in 2012. According to the latest information, Apple will finally start to install a USB-C port in its smartphones, but of course it will do it in its own style.
Apple will have to abandon the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C
For years, users of Apple devices have become accustomed to the Lightning connector, because with a single cable they could charge both the iPhone, iPad and iPod, as well as accessories. However, the Cupertino giant has already mentioned them in selected iPads (Pro, Air and mini series), so many people are eagerly waiting for a similar step in the case of smartphones.
It looks like Apple will be forced to do so because The European Commission wants USB-C to become a standard charging connector in electronic devices, such as smartphones. However, the regulations will not apply until 2024, so that producers have time to prepare for this change.
In particular, Apple, which – as has already been mentioned – still uses the Lightning connector in selected devices. However, it looks like that the Cupertino giant intends to change them in smartphones to USB-C, but of course it will do it in its own style.
iPhone 14 will have USB-C!
According to the latest information, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be the first smartphones with a USB-C connector. Yes, it looks like the Lightning port will remain on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max (which will take the place of the insufficiently popular iPhone mini).
Apple will therefore do the same as in the case of iPads, because still not all models have a USB-C connector – the Lightning port still has the iPad 9th generation. It is possible that it will only be replaced in the next generation of devices or the next one, which will hit the market just before the new regulations enter into force in the European Union.
I wonder how this change will be adopted by people who so far defended the Lightning connector in iPhones and hung dogs on the European Commission, for wanting to force Apple to replace it with a USB-C port. Because although Lightning undoubtedly has a number of advantages, USB-C still gives more possibilities and is more universal.