USB-C: Connector change could expand to all products

At the end of last week we told you in this post that Bloomberg announced that he agreed with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that The 2023 iPhone was going to arrive with USB-C for different reasons, leaving behind the Lightning connector. Well, now in a new tweet of the famous analyst, indicates that not only the iPhone will incorporate USB-C but also important accessories such as AirPods, the MagSafe battery or the Magic Keyboard/Mouse/Trackpad could incorporate it in the near future.

Currently the iPhone and its accessories recharge their batteries through the already consolidated Lightning, which first saw the light with the launch of the iPhone 5. The strong rumors about a switch to USB-C would mean universal and unified connectivity that would satisfy the claims of certain regulators (such as the European Union), since countless products already use USB-C connectivity (Android smartphones, the iPad range except for the entry-level one, the latest MacBooks...).

Another possibility that is being considered and rumored for the future is the possibility that Apple will introduce a model without ports, with charging through MagSafe or wireless. However, Ming-Chi Kuo thinks in the same tweet that this reality is still a long way off due to current limitations of wireless technologies (for example, charging is never as fast as with a physical adapter and cable) and due to the lack of accessories that implement the use of an iPhone without cables (MagSafe chargers, different accessories that use this technology, etc).

Accessories like the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are called to be updated this year, but We do not expect that in this revision the new connector will be incorporated and that we will see the Lightning implemented. However, a new option with USB-C charging should appear almost immediately if it is confirmed that the 2023 iPhone will incorporate this technology, as has already happened with the incorporation of a wireless box in the AirPods.

Without a doubt, the rumors of USB-C in the Apple ecosystem are strong, not only with the iPhone but also with the intention of incorporating more product lines to this standard. Great news for all users that we will stop asking "Do you have an iPhone charger?"

 


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