The Iphone 14 Pro could be Apple’s previous flagship Iphone with the Lightning port, a modern rumor from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman indicates.
Kuo past week claimed that at least some Iphone 15 products, set to start in the 2nd 50 % of 2023, will attribute a USB-C port instead of Lightning to increase details transfer and charging speeds. He previously stated that Apple would stick with Lightning on the iPhone for the “foreseeable future,” outlining that switching to USB-C would be destructive to Apple’s Designed For iPhone (MFi) enterprise and perhaps reduce the iPhone’s water resistant specification.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman went on to corroborate Kuo’s declare, declaring that Apple is tests iPhones with USB-C ports rather of Lightning. Gurman extra that if Apple switches the iPhone from Lightning to USB-C, it will launch a Lightning to USB-C adapter to permit USB-C iPhones to hook up to Lightning-centered add-ons and cables.
Initial speculation advised that Apple will retain the Lightning port on the iPhone until it no longer involves any ports at all, relying singularly on MagSafe alternatively. MagSafe was first released on the iPhone with the Iphone 12 in 2020, and it stays a fairly new technologies on the iPhone with no details transfer abilities. Now, Apple has seemingly altered its strategies.
A single doable explanation for the modify is regulatory stress to standardize ports. The EU is as soon as once more moving ahead with laws to power Apple to adopt USB-C on all iPhones, iPads, and AirPods offered in Europe.
Apple has utilised the Lightning connector on all iPhones considering that 2012’s iPhone 5, as effectively as a vast vary of iPads and extras. Most other products, such as many of Apple’s personal iPads and Macs, have switched to USB-C as a functional and highly capable connector, in a small, reversible sort issue. Phone calls for Apple to swap to USB-C on the iPhone have developed in modern yrs, citing the added benefits of more rapidly data transfer speeds, specially for huge ProRes online video files, and regularity concerning equipment.
It is not apparent which iPhone 15 models will attribute a USB-C port, but it looks plausible that Apple could reserve the characteristic for the “Pro” versions. USB-C was exclusive to the iPad Professional for quite a few several years right before it expanded to the iPad Air and iPad mini, so a related pattern for the iPhone is a likelihood. If so, immediately after 10 years of the Lightning connector dominating the very best readily available iPhone, this year’s iPhone 14 Pro could be the remaining flagship iPhone to feature the Lightning port.
Kuo went on to declare that accessories like AirPods, the MagSafe Battery Pack, and the Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad trio will also switch to USB-C in the “foreseeable long term.”