The morning after: Apple could be testing iPhones with USB-C

My God, it could actually be happening. I’ve wanted this for a while, and I get weaker every year. Now a report Bloomberg says the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with USB-C, which MacBooks and iPads already use.

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An adapter currently being tested could “allow future iPhones to work with accessories designed for the current Lightning connector” – you may remember the in-box adapters that appeared when Apple removed the headphone port from its smartphones.

It’s probably not entirely altruistic. The EU has been lobbying for years and recently proposed legislation that would make USB-C the de facto charging port for all phones.

However, it’s unlikely to be part of the iPhone 14. The report suggests the port change won’t come “until 2023 at the earliest.” Subsequent comments from trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggest this could be part of the Lightning ports, which are also used on Apple’s AirPods, mice, and keyboards.

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