Renowned analyst Ming Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will replace the Lightning port with the USB-C port on the iPhone 15.
However, Apple remains “stubborn” in not bringing USB-C to the iPhone. This is likely to change in the short term. Renowned analyst Ming Chi Kuo posted on Twitter that his latest survey shows that Apple will replace the Lightning port with USB-C on the iPhone 15, that is, from the second half of 2023. It is one of the great initiatives. when it first appeared in the iPhone 5. However, 2 years later, a much better alternative technology appeared on the market, which is the USB-C port. Many phone manufacturers, as well as other components of the mobile industry, have quickly “upgraded” and adopted USB-C because it is so superior to its predecessor’s technologies.
He said USB-C will improve charging and data transfer speeds, but the final specs will depend on iOS.
It’s unclear if the change will be for all iPhone 15 models or just a few, for a region, or across the world. One of the strongest catalysts for the decision was mounting pressure from the EU authorities. The European Parliament has long discussed a common charging standard for mobile device manufacturers in the EU. Senate members voted to approve a new rule in April that would force smartphones and other electronic devices to use USB-C ports to reduce electronic waste.
Of course, not all of Mr. Kuo’s statements are completely correct. We only know if the information is true or not when the iPhone 15 is released. However, the pressure from the EU cannot be underestimated and could be a clear sign that Apple will bring USB-C to the iPhone. Apple itself doesn’t completely reject USB-C, as evidenced by the company’s use of USB-C ports for newer iPad models and the use of USB-C-compatible Thunderbolt ports on many Macs.