Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Analyst: in addition to the iPhone, other Mac accessories will switch from a Lightning port to USB-C

PLUGiES MagTech: USB-C to MagTech Cable

On May 11 Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that the 2023 iPhone will ditch the Lightning port and go with a USB-C port. Now the analyst tweets that other Lightning port products (e.g., AirPods, Magic Keyboard/Trackpad/Mouse, MagSafe Battery) will likely also switch to USB-C in the foreseeable future.

Why a USB-C iPhone and other accessories? Because, according to Kuo, Apple’s plans to release a completely port-less smartphone turned out to be too ambitious. He says the tech giant initially planned to release an iPhone without a charging port last year. Kuo says Apple is still testing such a product, but that no release date is in sight.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.