Apple will adopt USB-C for the new iPhone 15 next year, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 15 will be the first iPhone to use a USB-C connection instead of Lightning. His data is allegedly obtained from supply chain sources, and his forecasts frequently come true.
Apple is said to be replacing the proprietary Lightning port with the universal and clearly superior USB-C port every year. Since 2017, we’ve been covering similar rumors on a regular basis. Kuo has forecast the move several times over the years.
If the recent rumors are correct, the iPhone 14 series will be the final iPhone with Lightning support. Apart from the iPhone, Apple has already switched most of its gadgets to USB-C, leaving just the entry-level iPad and the AirPods lineup.
The iPhone 15 will benefit from the adoption of USB-C in a variety of ways, including faster charging and greater connectivity, especially with Apple’s own USB-C-powered gadgets. If you fear Apple will lose money by becoming non-proprietary, a USB-C to Lightning cable costs the same €25 on Cupertino’s website as a USB-C to USB-C cable.
In a series of Tweets, Kuo noted, “My latest survey indicates that 2H23 new iPhone will abandon Lightning port and switch to USB-C port”.