Bloomberg announces Apple is testing a prototype iPhone with a USB-C charging port
Apple has begun testing a smartphone with a USB-C connector. It is reported by Bloomberg.
According to columnist Mark Gurman, Apple has been building and testing iPhones with a USB-C port. Sources familiar with the situation noted that the appearance of a new connector in the brand’s smartphones is expected no earlier than 2023.
Gurman also named the main reason for the introduction of a universal connector. In his opinion, this decision is due to the fact that earlier the European Parliament chose USB-C as a single port for smartphones and other equipment. After the adoption of the relevant law and the transition to the new standard, all devices sold in the European Union must be equipped with a USB-C connector.
In addition, Mark Gurman said that Apple was testing the possibility of completely abandoning any physical connectors. However, the wireless connection, which was supposed to replace the wired one, was not effective enough in the case of data transfer and charging.
Earlier, reputable insider Ming-Chi Ko said that Apple will release the first smartphone with a USB-C connector in 2023. The author also predicted that the market for USB-C accessories will grow significantly in the next couple of years.