A few days ago, a well-known whistleblower announced that the iPhone 15 with a USB-C port will be launched next year. Now Bloomberg News also reports that Apple is testing iPhones with a USB-C port.
Over the past few years, there have been many rumors about Apple using a USB-C port for the iPhone. Especially after the iPads took advantage of this feature, many users hoped that the iPhone would probably benefit from this feature as well. But in the end, Apple continues to use the Lightning port.
It seems that the most important reason for Apple to abandon the Lightning port is due to pressure from the European Union. The union is preparing a law that, if implemented, would require USB-C ports for products such as the iPhone. If the rule goes through, Apple will either have to ship iPhones in the European market with a USB-C port, or it can do so for all models.
Almost all phones these days have a USB-C port. And even a large number of laptops have taken advantage of this feature. The European Union is concerned that users are constantly buying different chargers with different standards, as this will cause a large number of companies to produce chargers for different products, which will have a negative impact on the environment. The same use of different ports forces users to use different cables, which generate a huge amount of waste each year. Apple, meanwhile, says removing the charger from the box of its handsets is environmentally friendly. But in fact, such things are mainly done to increase profits.
It is worth mentioning that using the USB-C port Allows users to enjoy faster charging speeds and faster file transfers. We should also mention more compatibility with iPads and MacBooks that use USB-C. It is said that if the iPhone 15 really comes with such a port, the company will also offer an interface so that users can easily connect their new iPhone to accessories based on the Lightning port.
Apple has always said that migration The USB-C port actually means more electronic waste than continuing to use the Lightning port; Because in this case, users need new cables and chargers. Apple is raising the issue as new iPads and MacBooks with USB-C ports hit the market, and the move has not met with widespread outcry from users.
Experts believe that Apple aside Installing the Lightning port will lose significant revenue from the sale of cables and accessories based on this port, and will also have less control over the iPhone peripherals and their manufacturers. Apple always tells users to use accessories approved by the company, which also have to pay a fee to get a license from the company. This is not a limitation for Apple gadgets that have a USB-C port. If you use an iPad with a USB-C port, you can safely connect all kinds of flash drives, keyboards and monitors to them.
It has long been said that Apple only when the iPhone does not have When the port is ready, it leaves out Lightning. This means that the phone in question will only be charged wirelessly. However, the market is not yet ready to remove the port, and due to increasing pressure from the European Union, Apple has apparently backed down from its decision.
- The iPhone Lightning port is not for convenience; Is for control
Source: Macrumors >
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