With just a few months away from the iPhone 14 launch, we’ve already begun to get a picture of what Apple is planning for next year’s iPhone, and this could be the biggest change in Apple’s handset since the iPhone 5.
According to Ming-chi KuoApple plans to switch from Lightning to USB-C when launching the 2023 iPhone, the first change in connector in over 10 years. Kuo notes that moving to USB-C “may improve the iPhone’s transfer and charging speed in hardware design, but the details of the final features still depend on iOS support.” It was previously rumored that the iPhone 14 Pro would support USB 3 speeds (5Gbps), faster than the current port (480Mbps) but slower than the iPad Pro and Air (10Gbps).
Kuo added that Apple plans to move its accessories away from Lightning, including the Magic Mouse, keyboard and trackpad, the AirPods case and the AirPods Max. Apple is under pressure from the European Union to switch all its devices to USB-C. The verdict is expected to be finalized later this year.
Apple introduced Lightning to replace the 30-pin connector when launching the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 but has since replaced USB-C on most iPad models. Only devices with a 10.2-inch iPad and iPhone that still have a Lightning connector (not with accessories).
In addition to switching to USB-C, Apple is also expected Remove the groove From all iPhone models in 2023. The iPhone 14 Pro is said to be adopting a so-called hole + pill display design for the screen, and the latest rumor is that Apple will bring it to the entire iPhone 15 line next year.
So if you like grooves and lightning then you might have to buy an iPhone 14. It could be the end of its kind.