The iPhone 15 line could get USB-C. Mark Gurman discusses this in his Sunday column from Bloomberg. Although they are called such, the arguments look more like an insider.
Apple has been testing Type-C devices for a long time. Approximately as long ago, European parliamentarians began discussing a single-charging format for about five years. However, a year ago, Apple argued that standardization was a wrong move:
Strict regulation that mandates only one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encourages it. And this, in turn, will harm consumers in Europe and around the world.
Mr. Gurman believes that the company will not focus on the EU ban at the presentation, which will enter into force only in the fall of 2024, more than a year after the iPhone 15. The fact is that Apple does not want to position the transition to Type-C as an indulgence of politicians and states. Most likely, the emphasis will be on faster data transfer and more powerful charging – something that should have been done a few years ago.
Theoretically, if Apple wanted to make it to the last transition to Type-C, it could release another iPhone 16 and 17. Their release will occur before the entry into the law on the change to Type-C, so it will still be possible to sell such devices in the EU.
The joke will most likely be as follows: only firmware will receive Type-C, but the basic iPhone 15 will remain with Lightning. This assumption is not Gurman but almost all employees of Techsuppo Media.
This step is included in Apple’s roadmap to transition to this type of connector. So, Mr. Gurman said that the complete transition would end by 2024. For example, the new iMac, iMac Pro, and Mac Pro will be introduced next year. Most likely, with all or some of these computers, new accessories will be presented in the face of Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard. But will there be more convenient charging for the mouse?