Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, has confirmed that the 2023 iPhone 15 will use USB-C instead of the Lightning connector. The EU is now close to mandating all smartphone makers to adopt this technology. Ming-Chi Kuo has posted a series of tweets confirming that he believes this will occur with the “iPhone 15”.
According to my latest survey, the 2H23 iPhone will switch from Lightning to a USB C port. Although USB-C may improve iPhone’s charging speed and transfer speeds in hardware designs, the final details of the specs still depend on iOS support.
Kuo’s recent tweets have been primarily based on his predictions and not any supply chain evidence. However, he claims that this information comes from his “latest study”, presumably of these suppliers.
If accurate, the 2023 launch would mark Apple’s end to the Lightning connector, which was Apple’s primary charging cord for 13 years. Although USB-C was introduced shortly after Lightning 2012, Apple only used it in the 12-inch MacBook 2015 to make it a primary charging cable.