It looks like Apple will be switching their iPhone to USB-C with the release of the iPhone 15, which would mean that this year iPhone 14 would still have a lightning port.
The news comes from reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has said that we can expect next year’s iPhone to come with the USB-C.
My latest survey indicates that 2H23 new iPhone will abandon Lightning port and switch to 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.
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.
Apple’s iPad Pro already has USB-C so it would be good to see Apple switch all of its gadgets over to USB-C including the iPhone.
We are hoping the new iPhone 14 later this year, these phones should come with Apple’s Lightning connector. We are expecting four new iPhones later in the year, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max and the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max.
The iPhone 15 lineup will come out in 2024, so we will have to wait until then for Apple to switch its iPhones to USB-C.
Source: Ming-Chi Kuo, 9 to 5 Mac