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Apple is already testing iPhone versions with USB-C port instead of Lightning

Apple is already testing iPhone versions with USB-C port instead of Lightning

The predictions of famous expert Ming-Chi Kuo about Apple's intentions to abandon the use of Lightning port in smartphones in the model year 2023 in order to switch to USB-C found support in the publication Bloomberg, which cites its own sources, reports that prototypes of such iPhones are already being tested.
Source image: AppleIt is believed that the main motive for such a difficult for Apple to migrate interfaces will be the bill drawn up by the authorities in Europe, which would force all sellers in the region of electronic devices to use the connector USB-C for charging batteries.
This will save one charger during the life cycle of several smartphones, less polluting the environment with the waste of the electronics industry.At the same time Apple is aware of the need of the owners of accessories with Lightning connector to connect to the future USB-C port, and therefore is preparing to release the appropriate proprietary adapter.
Recall that from 2007 to 2011 Apple smartphones used the familiar on the iPod branded connector with 30 pins, and only with the release of the iPhone 5 have changed over to the already familiar to everyone Lightning.
Then the proprietary adapter cost $29.This year, according to the source, the new iPhone models will retain the Lightning connector, and 2023 as a change of interface to USB-C is called only as a tentative date.
We should add that the iPad and Mac have already switched to USB-C, so Apple smartphones remain the only stronghold of Lightning among the company's major devices, although quite numerous.
The company tried to create versions of iPhones without any physical ports that would charge wirelessly, but it turned out that the charging speed is reduced, as is the speed of data transfer when syncing the devices.
In a car, this type of connection is also problematic.Last year Apple spoke out against the mandatory transfer of its devices to the use of a single USB-C connector, but creating iPhone versions with different types of charging ports in different regions is even less in the interests of the company and consumers, so if European lawmakers persist, Apple will probably be forced to introduce a corresponding port on all of its next-generation smartphones.

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