- Apple iPhone 15 series will ship with a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port.
- The iPhone 15 lineup will be the first iPhone to adopt the USB Type-C port instead of the Lightning cable.
- iPhone 15 series will debut in 2023.
Apple is gearing to launch the iPhone 14 series in September this year and rumours have indicated the lineup will include four models, sans the mini version. The design of the models will be largely identical to the predecessors except for the new punch-hole cutout design on the Pro models. Amidst all this, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the iPhone 15 lineup will be the first iPhone to adopt the USB Type-C port instead of the Lightning cable. The analyst cites supply chain sources.
Considering the history of Ming-Chi Kuo with Apple leaks, we are quite confident the upcoming iPhone 15 series may indeed have a USB Type-C port instead of lightning for charging. This shift is a massive deal for customers as it helps to have a single cable to charge most devices.
(1/2)— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 11, 2022
My latest survey indicates that 2H23 new iPhone will abandon Lightning port and switch to USB-C port. USB-C could improve iPhone’s transfer and charging speed in hardware designs, but the final spec details still depend on iOS support.
iPhone 15 to shift to USB Type-C port
Noted Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple might finally shift to a USB Type-C port with the next year’s iPhone 15 series. However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Apple is rumoured to shift to a USB Type-C port for iPhones as there have been frequent reports about it since 2017. Kuo himself has predicted the shift quite a few times.
We’re hoping to see the shift to a USB Type-C port on the next year’s iPhone as it eliminates the need for multiple cables for charging. If this report pans out, iPhone 14 will be the last Lightning-equipped iPhone. For those unaware, Apple has moved to USB-C for most of its premium devices like the iPads. This change will benefit with faster charging and broader connectivity with Apple’s very own USB-C powered devices.
We should know whether this report turns out to be true when the iPhones launch next year. Stick around.