It looks like Apple may finally switch their iPhone to USB-C with the launch of the iPhone 15, which means that this year the iPhone 14 will have a flash port.
The news comes from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who says we can expect in the next few years that the iPhone will feature USB-C.
My latest survey shows that the 2H23 new iPhone will leave the Lightning port and switch to the USB-C port. USB-C can improve iPhone transfer and charging speeds in hardware designs, but the final details still depend on iOS support.
It is expected to see existing USB-C-related suppliers in Apple’s ecosystem (e.g., IC controller, connector) become the focus of the market in the next 1-2 years, thanks to numerous orders from iPhones and accessory to adopt USB-C ports.
Apple’s iPad Pro already uses USB-C so it’s nice to see Apple transfer all of its devices to USB-C including the iPhone.
We expect new iPhone 14 handsets later this year, these devices should come with Apple’s Lightning connector. We expect four new iPhones later this year, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max and the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max.
The iPhone 5 lineup will launch in 2024, so we’ll wait until Apple migrates its iPhones to USB-C.
SOURCE Ming-Chi Kuo9 to 5 Mac
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