The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a report saying that Apple will abandon the use of its own proprietary Lightning interface and use the USB-C interface in the iPhone 15 released next year.
In fact, Apple’s grievances with the EU and the USB-C interface have been going on for several years. The EU has even considered passing legislation to mandate that manufacturers must use a generic interface instead of a dedicated interface, which can reduce waste of resources and, of course, reduce the cost of use for consumers.
However, Apple’s attitude towards switching to the USB-C interface is very indifferent. Although Apple has indeed used the USB-C interface on the iPad and Mac, Apple does not have this idea on the iPhone. The reason given by Apple is that there are already a lot of Lightning-related accessories, and switching to USB-C will cause a greater waste of resources.
Of course, what Apple didn’t say is that Lightning chips require authorization. For example, the data cable we purchased has Apple’s proprietary chip. If there is no chip, connecting to the iPhone will prompt an uncertified accessory, and chip authorization is naturally a lot of income for Apple.
Lightning is convenient for consumers, but it might be more convenient to switch to USB-C. Because many cables can be used in general, consumers only need to buy a better quality USB-C data cable and charger, which can basically meet the charging needs of most electronic products.
In fact, it is unbelievable that the iPhone uses the USB-C interface, so we can only wait for the supply chain next spring to see if there is any news.