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New Delhi: According to reports, Apple plans to include a USB Type-C port on future iPhone models. On devices, the Cupertino-based company plans to replace the outdated Lightning charging connector with USB Type-C. However, the change may not happen until 2023. A USB Type-C port is currently available on Apple MacBook and iPad devices. Apple is also rumored to be working on an adapter that will allow future iPhones to work with devices using the Lightning connector.

Apple plans to change the iPhone’s charging port, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, and the company is testing new iPhones and adapters with USB Type-C connectivity. Apple is expected to keep the Lightning connector for new models this year, according to the report, and the switch “won’t happen until 2023 at the earliest.”

Apple currently offers USB Type-C connectivity on the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini, while accessories like AirPods and the Apple TV Remote use the Lightning connector. It is believed that Apple’s decision to consider the modification is influenced by the European Union’s desire to impose a common charger for smartphones. A standard wire for all devices, according to the European Commission, will also reduce electronic waste.

The news comes just days after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the Lightning port would be phased out in favor of USB-C in the second half of 2023. A USB Type-C port is supposed to be included in the rumored iPhone 15. versions.

The Lightning port was initially introduced by Apple with the iPhone 5 in 2012. In 2016 Apple added the USB Type-C port to the MacBook Pro.

According to reports, Apple is working on the iPhone 14 series. iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to be part of the lineup. The news comes just days after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the Lightning port would be phased out in favor of USB-C in the second half of 2023. A USB Type-C port is supposed to be included in the rumored iPhone 15. versions.