The majority of smartphone OEMs provide the USB-C charging port on their premium models, but Apple continues to use its proprietary lightning port on the iPhone. Even this year’s iPhone 13 series still uses the same Lightning port for charging and data transfer, which is okay, but not particularly convenient. A USB Type-C port is considered one of the best charging ports or fastest data transfer ports. Additionally, USB-C offers universal reliability as of now due to its ease of use or ease of availability. After years of waiting, Apple may finally introduce a USB-C charging port for iPhones next year.
We’ve already mentioned that Apple’s iPhone features some in-house features and accessories (hardware) that offer a seamless user experience if one is limited to Apple’s ecosystem. But with the growth of technology and smartphones, it seems antiquated to be limited to the Lightning port on an iPhone for charging and transferring data. In addition, the one thing you can’t deny is that if you don’t have your proprietary lightning charger then you could have issues.
Having a universal or widely used USB-C charging port on your mobile devices, and carrying just one SUB-C charging cable, can make your life easier. These days, not only smartphones but also other smart devices have USB-C ports. iPhones should not be exempt from this either. Along with better connectivity, faster charging, faster data transfer speed, and more, the USB-C port is also reliable.
There are multiple rumors now that Apple plans to ditch the lightning port on its upcoming iPhones after it has been requested by several iPhone users. There is no official confirmation yet, but it is likely that Apple will use a USB-C port on the iPhone 14 series next year. Furthermore, some reports suggest that the USB-C port will only be available for the iPhone 14 Pro models. By the end of 2023, we may see the USB-C charging port on all iPhones from the iPhone 15 series.
According to iDropNews, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could have a USB-C port out-of-the-box. As we’ve mentioned above, USB-C ports offer higher transfer speeds (20Gbps and 40Gbps), stable and reliable connectivity, speedier charging, and more. Furthermore, Apple is getting some pressure from the US government and European Union to provide customers with a universal charging method. It helps to reduce e-waste.