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Future iPhone models are packing a USB Type-C port to replace the old Lightning charging port


Soon you will be able to charge your iPhone with an Android phone charger as well and you will also get rid of the hassle of having to carry different chargers. We’re doing this because, say, Apple is preparing to pack a USB Type-C port on future iPhone models. The Cupertino-based company is preparing to replace the old Lightning charging port on the phone with USB Type-C. However, the change may not happen until 2023. Currently, Apple’s MacBook and iPad models have a USB Type-C port. The company is also said to be working on an adapter that will allow future iPhones to work with accessories designed for the current Lightning connector.

According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is replacing the iPhone’s charging port and the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with USB Type-C connectivity. According to the report, Apple will likely keep the Lightning connector for this year’s new models and the change won’t happen until 2023 at the earliest.

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Currently, Type-C port is available on these Apple devices
Currently, Apple’s iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini offer a USB Type-C connection, while accessories such as AirPods and Apple TV Remote use the Lightning connector.

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The European Union’s push for a universal smartphone charger is said to be the main driving force behind Apple’s move to consider the change. The European Commission believes that standard cable for all devices will reduce e-waste.

The report comes days after trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple would swap the Lightning port for USB-C in the second half of 2023. It is said that iPhone 15 models could come with USB Type-C.

Apple first introduced the Lightning port in 2012 with the iPhone 5. The company added a USB Type-C port to the MacBook Pro in 2016.

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