Below is the May 13th update. This post was first posted on May 11, 2022.
It looks like there will be big changes to the iPhone next year. If you asked me about last year, I would have replied that it would never happen. Literally never.
However, the claim was made by one of the most respected Apple observers, Ming-Chi Kuo of TFI Securities. So, that must be true, right? Well, maybe.
May 13th update. The problem is: A few days ago, trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made the most bizarre proposal for the iPhone of the future. It’s that they’ll be switching from Apple’s beloved Lightning connector to the popular USB-C. You may have thought it was funny. When hell froze, you could say:
But now another high-minded surveyor from the Apple field, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurmanweight has been put on.
He added his views on the situation, but largely agrees with Ming-Chi Kuo. Gurman said Apple is testing a USB-C version of the iPhone for a 2023 release. Yes, the iPhone 15 isn’t the iPhone 14 that’s due out this fall. He believes this may be partly due to the European Union’s claims about future gadgets that include: The phone must be equipped with USB-C. He also added that he thinks the law will pass if it doesn’t, but it’s likely that Apple won’t switch to USB-C in the end. Gurman rightly points out that things are complicated. Switching to USB-C allows almost everyone to use only one cable and charger for their iPhone, iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, as well as Android phones, tablets, Windows and Chrome PCs. Win-win, right? But in the short term, remember that many people use Lightning to charge their Mac mice, MagSafe Duo chargers, and more. So, for a while, these people will have a lot more, if not more, confusion than they are now. Technology believes that by the time everyone switches to USB-C, a whole new backwards incompatible connector will be developed. I mean, hasn’t Apple reintroduced MagSafe for the MacBook Pro?
Of course, just because there are two rumors doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. Of course not. However, the fact that both come from such reliable analysts makes sense.
Kuo claims, in a pair of tweets Earlier today, “My latest survey shows that the new 2H23 iPhones will give up the Lightning port and switch to a USB-C port.”
That said, the iPhone scheduled for release in the second half of 2023, the iPhone everyone calls the iPhone 15, is one of the only changes to the iPhone that hasn’t changed since the iPhone 5 was released in 2012. Lightning connector.
Kuo claims it will be replaced by USB-C, the connector used on almost all Android phones, iPad Pros, iPad Airs, iPad minis, and Mac laptops.
It may seem like a no-brainer to those who don’t follow these well, but there’s a reason.
Apple has been strictly sticking with the Lightning connector for iPhones and has made it clear that switching to USB-C isn’t a good idea. In fact, when the European Union (EU) said it would insist that all electronic devices use the same connector – USB-C – to reduce electronics waste, Apple reacted strongly, explaining that it would reduce innovation.
It’s true that the Lightning connector is thinner than USB-C, which adds design flexibility to Apple. It’s also argued that throwing everything away to switch to USB-C will result in more waste, since many homes have Lightning cables and chargers.
For example, there was hope that Apple would stick with Lightning for as long as possible and switch to a Fortress iPhone with wireless charging.
Ming-Chi Kuo’s recent supply chain research came to the conclusion that USB-C is coming to the iPhone, and it appears that Lightning has seen a shift in emphasis. Vendors say they expect improvements in USB-C. Command.
Kuo points out there are benefits to switching to USB-C, such as better data transfer and charging speed. He also noted that the final details still depend on iOS’s support.
Could increased EU pressure have helped change Apple’s mind? After all, if you don’t sell Lightning products in Europe, or are faced with the problem of making a USB-C version for the EU, it makes more sense to move to USB-C globally.
If you are skeptical of this report, I cannot blame you. The only thing I want to say is that this topic is something I’ve been talking about repeatedly with Apple. No one thought that USB-C would be a good fit for the iPhone, but for the same reason, opposition to the idea has been a bit duller recently. Although it’s not enough for me to say that this change will happen.
Another practical benefit for consumers is that suddenly there is only one type of connector for gadgets and choosing the wrong charging plug or cable can soon become a thing of the past.
Although it may seem strange so far, it is an interesting prospect. as much as we have