iPhone with USB-C reportedly being tested at Apple, but it won't be ready for the iPhone 14
The iPhone 15 may help reduce cable e-waste with USB-C integration in 2023
Apple is reportedly testing an iPhone with USB-C, meaning the days of the Lightning port are numbered on its flagship devices. But it won’t be ready in time for the iPhone 14 release date expected in September, and will instead launch in 2023 “at the earliest”, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. So more of an iPhone 15 thing.
Apple’s current lineup of cables is as unwieldy as my draw full of cords:
Lightning-to-USB-A (for iPhone)
Lighting-to-USB-C (for faster iPhone charging)
USB-C-to-USB-C (for iPad Pros, the new iPad Air and MacBooks)
USB-C-to-MagSafe 3 (for the newest MacBook Pro)
Apple Watch magnetic charger-to-USB-A (for Apple Watch)
Apple Watch magnetic charger-to-USB-C (for Apple Watch 7)
iPhone MagSafe charger-to-USB-C (for Qi-compatible iPhones)
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