So long, Lightning port! The 2023 iPhone looks set to offer USB-C

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(Pocket-lint) - After a decennary of including a Lightning larboard connected each iPhone devices, Apple is reportedly considering dropping it for a USB-C port.

Bloomberg has claimed the Cupertino-based institution is present investigating iPhone units that swap the Lightning larboard for USB-C. But don't expect to spot the power successful this year’s iPhone lineup.

The determination to USB-C  apt won't hap until 2023 "at the earliest", Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said. Keep successful caput Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo - who is well-known for accurately predicting Apple's merchandise roadmap - besides precocious suggested Apple would ditch the Lightning larboard successful favour of USB-C successful the 2nd fractional of 2023.

The 2023 iPhone won't beryllium the archetypal Apple instrumentality to travel with USB-C. Apple already offers it connected the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini due to the fact that USB-C is susceptible of faster transportation speeds.

So, wherefore did Apple hold truthful agelong to see bringing USB-C to the iPhone, particularly due to the fact that it's been years since the exertion became popular? Well, Gurman pointed to an EU connection that would necessitate galore devices, including phones, to person USB-C. Gurman specifically said this authorities was "a cardinal reason" for Apple's power to USB-C.

Oh, and retrieve that portless iPhone Apple supposedly began developing? Bloomberg's study made it look similar that's not going to beryllium a happening anytime soon.

Writing by Maggie Tillman.

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