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The one examples of a USB-C iPhone we’ve seen up to now have been DIY variations, however Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will make the change from Lightning to USB-C subsequent 12 months, within the iPhone 15.

The report comes as one thing of a shock, as though Apple has adopted USB-C for Mac and iPad, it had appeared the corporate deliberate to stay with Lightning till it switches to a very portless telephone …


Apple started its adoption of USB-C for Macs again in 2015, with the 12-inch MacBook. It then went all-in with the 2016 MacBook Professional, earlier than backtracking a little bit final 12 months by restoring MagSafe, HDMI and SD card slots.

The iPad made the change from Lightning to USB-C in 2018, with the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Professional fashions.

That left the iPhone as the only real core Apple product with a Lightning socket. For the reason that iPhone retained the older connector for years after the Mac and iPad adoption of USB-C, the consensus view seemed to be that it could proceed to take action till the primary portless mannequin.

USB-C iPhone 15 report

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted right this moment that Apple will make the change to USB-C for iPhone within the second half of subsequent 12 months, which is to say the iPhone 15.

My newest survey signifies that 2H23 new iPhone will abandon Lightning port and change to USB-C port. USB-C may enhance iPhone’s switch and charging velocity in {hardware} designs, however the remaining spec particulars nonetheless rely upon iOS assist.

It’s anticipated to see current USB-C-related suppliers of Apple’s ecosystem (e.g., IC controller, connector) develop into the market’s focus within the subsequent 1-2 years, due to huge orders from iPhones and equipment’ adoption of USB-C ports.

The reference to USB-C suppliers benefiting for ‘1-2 years’ might point out that Kuo then anticipates Apple will drop the port altogether.

9to5Mac’s Take

This can be a considerably odd report. Apple made the change to USB-C iPads in again 2018, so if it deliberate to do with the iPhone too, we might have anticipated that to have occurred by now.

It ought to be famous that though Kuo has a good observe report, he has extra lately taken to tweeting merely ideas or opinions about what Apple would possibly do, reasonably than something primarily based on proof. Nonetheless, this tweet does particularly say that it’s primarily based on his ‘newest survey,’ which implies speaking to suppliers.

Provide-chain studies may be of various reliability. Apple likes to have a number of suppliers wherever doable, to permit it to barter higher costs, and to cut back danger. If, for instance, a significant provider of Lightning ports have been to report Apple was planning to chop orders subsequent 12 months, that would imply nothing greater than a rejigging of competing suppliers.

Equally, USB-C suppliers speaking about anticipating a significant increase in orders subsequent 12 months would possibly once more merely be Apple or different corporations rising orders with some suppliers whereas lowering them with others.

Kuo does appear assured in his interpretation of what he’s listening to from suppliers. It’s fully doable that he’s proper, however we wouldn’t rely on it but.

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