Is Apple about to kill off the Lightning port on the iPhone?

The iPhone 15 is likely to use a USB-C port instead of the traditional Lightning.

Is Apple about to kill off the Lightning port on the iPhone?
Is Apple about to kill off the Lightning port on the iPhone?

According to “rumor expert” Ming-chi Kuo, Apple will remove the Lightning port and switch to USB-C in 2023.

In his Twitter post, Kuo says that switching to a USB-C port will help improve the iPhone’s charging and data transfer speeds. However, the official specifications will depend on the supported iOS version.

“The market is very likely to focus on USB-C port providers for the Apple ecosystem in the next 1-2 years. This is due to the volume of orders for iPhones and accessories that use the USB-C port,” the expert wrote.

According to Tom’s Guide, this will be a big turning point for Apple. In the last 10 years, smartphone manufacturers have used micro-USB ports and then USB-C. However, the iPhone has stayed true to the iPhone 5’s Lightning port from 2012 until now.

The use of USB-C also means that from now on iPhone users won’t need many charging cables to connect between different devices, Tom’s Guide said. However, many people may have to replace all of their outdated Lightning port accessories to switch to the new connector.

According to The Verge, there have been a lot of rumors lately that Apple will soon switch to using USB-C ports. Previously, the iPhone 14 was rumored to be the first Apple product to use USB-C. Even many people think that Apple will launch an iPhone without a connection port.

At the end of April, the EU also introduced a requirement that all smartphones use a USB-C port, regardless of the company that makes it, and the iPhone is no exception.

In 2021, Ming-chi Kuo once revealed that Apple will soon use a USB-C port. In March 2021, he said that Apple also plans to use the Lightning port for iPhone in the near future to ensure water resistance and that the Made for ‌iPhone‌ (MFi) program works.

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