Analyst: iPhone 15 will replace the Lightning port with a USB-C port

This iPhone 15 mock-up is courtesy of Yanko Design.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweets that the 2023 iPhone will ditch the Lightning port and go with a USB-C port.

“USB-C could improve iPhone’s transfer and charging speed in hardware designs, but the final spec details still depend on iOS support,” he says. “It’s expected to see existing USB-C-related suppliers of Apple’s ecosystem (e.g., IC controller, connector) become the market’s focus in the next 1-2 years, thanks to vast orders from iPhones and accessories’ adoption of USB-C ports.”

Chances this rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%. It makes sense. USB-C fast charging would allow an iPhone to charge from 0-50% in roughly 30 minutes. Other rumors about the 2023 iPhone (the iPhone 15):

° Samsung Display is developing a new under-panel camera technology that Apple plans to use to hide Face ID under the display on “iPhone 15 Pro” models.

° Some models will sport OLED LTOP displays. LTPO technology allows for a 120Hz variable refresh rate on the screen.

° Some models will pack a periscope lens with a 5x optical zoom. Periscope lenses allow for greater optical zoom by bouncing light inside the phone off a mirror before passing it through another smaller lens which can be moved closer and further away from the sensor, amplifying the light even more.

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.