Apple accelerates the approval ofUSB-C on his next smartphones. This is apparent from the latest issue of Power On, the newsletter of journalist Mark Gurman, who is always well aware of the background of the Cupertino company.
Not that Apple has a big choice: the European Union has finally passed the new regulation on the so-called single connector. By 2024, all tech products – including smartphones – will have to use the USB-C standard. In fact, it is the death of the mini usb port, but also the entrance Lightning that Apple insists on using almost exclusively on iPhones now. The latest generation of iPads have been using the USB-C standard for quite some time now.
According to Mark Gurman, Apple will equip all of its products with the USB-C port in the next two years. The novelty would particularly affect the next generations of AirPods and AirPods Pro, as well as all accessories (such as the Magi Mouse) for Macs.
For iPhones, the situation changes slightly. Apple has already started testing the USB-C input on some prototypes and, according to Mark Gurman, will be introduced as early as next year and thus with the next iPhone 15. In any case, the journalist wonders if USB-C will do it. also be introduced on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, or only on high-end smartphones, and thus on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra.
According to Mark Gurman, the use of USB-C would be a transitional measure to implement European Union regulations. The real goal is to abandon every input: in the future, high-end iPhones and iPads could give up every port and only support induction MagSafe charging, similar to Apple Watch.
Source: Lega Nerd