Apple is working on an adapter that will allow future iPhones to function with peripherals made for the existing Lightning connector and testing models with a USB-C port in recent months, according to the sources.
Traveling without a charger is every phone user’s worst nightmare. Even more for iPhone users because of their lightning chargers. Even in the middle of a crowded room, you’ll have difficulty finding someone with a charger. And it’s even a miracle if you find someone with an iPhone charger. Four out of ten people, on the other hand, are more likely to use a USB Type-C charger.
Being an iPhone user, you might not need a Type-C port as your phone requires a Lightning port. And how you wish your iPhone had a USB Type-C port instead of a lighting port. However, it seems Apple is finally taking the request into consideration.
Future iPhones may abandon the lightning port in favor of a USB Type-C port, according to the sources. But, according to Apple, the change wouldn’t occur until at least 2023. For this year’s new models, Apple intends to keep the Lightning connector. There have been numerous reports that Apple will convert to USB Type-C ports.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known analyst, previously anticipated that the iPhone 15 models would include USB Type-C ports. The rumor is plausible because Apple has begun to employ USB Type-C ports in iPads, making the charging method appear to be within Apple’s ecosystem.
European Legislation for USB-C Ports
Due to legal obligations in Europe, Apple may be planning to adopt USB Type-C ports to make things easier for users. According to the reports, European legislation has mandated Apple to include a USB-C port on all iPhones, iPads, and AirPods sold in the country. This is mandatory for all smartphone makers selling smartphones in Europe. All new devices are required to have a USB Type-C port. Tablets, laptops, digital cameras, headphones, and other electronic devices are also urged to integrate USB ports. Since most Android phones have USB Type-C ports, the new regulation will have a significant impact on Apple especially.
“The new rules would make sure consumers no longer need a new charger and cable every time they purchase a new device and can use one charger for all of their small and medium-sized electronic gadgets. Mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld video game consoles, and portable speakers, rechargeable via a wired cable, will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C port, regardless of the manufacturer,” the Market and Consumer Protection Committee said in a statement.