We wrote and talked a lot iPhone 13. Every day we get closer to your exit and rumors are accumulating as to whether we will have guts, a substantial improvement in the battery, price, departure date …
Nail recent information says Apple would keep the connector Lightning on iPhone 13, without any intention of switch a USB-C key.
Apple doesn’t seem to go with the rest of the brands
Despite a lot of the smartphone industry is moving to Usb-c, Apple would not use it to replace the Lightning in the iPhone 13
” We believe that USB-C is hurting the profitability of the MFi business and that its waterproof specifications are lower than those of Lightning or MagSafe. “
With Lightning, Apple is able to ordinary the quality of cables and accessories through its “Made for iPhone” (MFi) program. This program also generates a large amount of Income for Apple, because third-party manufacturers must pay to the company a commission on the manufacture of Lightning cables or similar accessories.
USB-C present in other devices
This cable has been with us since the iPhone 5 in 2012, but the Usb-c was implemented in some devices from Apple such as the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iPad Air. Apple would then be less “motivated” to exchange the USB-C of other devices against the Benefits
The transition then from iPhone to USB-C would leave a lot of devices without Lightning, tipping the scales in this “fight”, gradually forcing to get rid of the connector completely on a lot of products sooner than they would like.
Apple seems to be at war with USB-C
In the middle of rumors an iPhone without a port, Kuo clarified that this option is more likely to switch to USB-C
” If the iPhone ditches Lightning in the future, it can jump straight to a portless design with MagSafe support instead of using a USB-C port. “
Despite these words, Kuo said that the technology MagSafe, released in 2020 with the iPhone 12, would not yet be ready to move a wired port. In addition, the MagSafe currently he can not transfer data, perform a device restore or perform a diagnostic with iTunes, essential features on a possible device without connection ports.
” Currently, the MagSafe ecosystem is not sufficiently developed, so the iPhone will continue to use the Lightning port in the future. “
If these rumors are true, Apple no I would intend to switch the Lightning connector for the next iPhone 12 at least, but this “standard” will surely be extended to future terminals. We will see what surprises Apple is preparing us for future terminals.