Apple has begun testing iPhone models with a USB-C port ahead of legislation that could force the company to abandon its Lightning port, reports Bloomberg.
Apple Inc. is testing future iPhone models that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, according to people with knowledge of the situation, a move that could help the company conform with looming European regulations.
In addition to testing USB-C port models, Apple is working on an adapter that would let future iPhones work with Lightning accessories.
Bloomberg believes that Apple would make the switch to USB-C in 2023 at the earliest. This lines up with a recent prediction from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that Apple will switch to USB-C for the iPhone 15.
While moving to USB-C would help Apple streamline all its devices with one port, they would lose control over the lucrative market for iPhone accessories ...
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