Apple will offer different USB-C ports on its iPhones for next year, making the Pro model a bit more attractive buy.
While we don’t really know what Next year’s iPhone will look like, we know for a fact that it will arrive with a USB-C port. Now we learn that Apple might offer two different types of USB-C ports on its iPhones, one that will come with the standard model iPhone and iPhone Plus, and another that will be used in the Pro variants.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will most certainly get rid of the Lightning connector from its iPhone 15, to finally switch to USB-C. Interestingly, Kuo reports that Apple will use two different USB-C ports on its iPhones for next year. The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are said to have a standard USB-C port, with wired transfer speeds that will be on par with the current Lightning connector. The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will have significantly better transfer speeds, with Kuo saying the phones “will support at least USB 3.2 or Thunderbolt 3.”
That’s a hell of a news, given that users have been complaining about the transfer speeds seen on the iPhone for some time. Apple’s Lightning connector debuted in 2012, replacing the 30-pin Dock connector made popular by Apple’s iPod products. The Lightning connector was compact, and best of all, it could be inserted into the charging port either way. This was a big deal at the time, given that other phones were using microUSB, and USB-C wouldn’t start appearing in phones until 2015.
A decade after the launch of the Lightning connector, when most products had switched to using USB-C, Apple still managed to stick with the Lightning connector, despite its shortcomings. Whether it be forced to adopt USB-C or he did it on his own, we know the iPhone 15 with USB-C will be a big deal, and it’s coming in 2023.
Source: Ming Chi Kuo (Twitter)