Some days ago, Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, posted that Apple is expected to use the USB Type-C data interface for the iPhone 15 in 2023. Many people within the industry think this is impossible. This has sparked heated debates. Apple can easily win large licensing fees each year by relying upon MFI certification. But, a new report suggests that this is very possible.
In fact, the new report claims that Apple is currently testing the USB Type-C’s workability on iPhones. According to @sinatech reports, Apple switches to the USB Type-C interface in the process of testing future iPhone models. According to @sinatech, Apple is currently working on replacing the Lightning interface. Apple is working on a charger that can be used with both the old and new iPhones, he said.
The news said that the Type C interface iPhone would not be released until at most 2023. iPhones that were made before then will continue to use the Lightning interface. This is basically the same as Kuo MingChi’s earlier report.
APPLE DOES NOT HAVE A CHOICE BUT TO OBEDIENCE THE EU
According to market analysis the main reason Apple made this change was to comply with EU legislation. The European Commission submitted a legislative proposal in September 2013 that stated that the Type C interface would become the standard interface for all smartphones, tablets and cameras.
While the EU believes that electronic devices are increasing in number, charging cables are not universal. This causes higher prices for consumers and leads to increased electronic device waste.
Previous reports claimed that Apple would continue using the Lightning port over the next few years. In the past, reports claimed that Apple would continue using Lightning ports in the future. Apple would rather have an iPhone without an interface. It would rather rely on wireless charging and wireless data transmission, rather than using a USB-C interface. Apple appears to be succumbing to various pressures, according to the latest prediction. Apple now has to address the USB-C port. Either it will provide products with a USB C interface for European markets or all products worldwide must use the USB C port. It will either use the USB-C port soon or later, regardless of which way it goes.
Although the iPhone still uses the Lightning port, a large number of products such as MacBook and iPad have switched to USB-C, and support Thunderbolt 3 and even Thunderbolt 4. It has a very high transmission speed and can also be used with fast charging and DP signal video output.