It wouldn’t just be the iPhone that would switch to all USB-C. Ming Chi Kuo noted on Twitter that other Apple products equipped with a Lightning port would finally cross the Rubicon: Magic keyboards, mice and trackpads, the MagSafe external battery, AirPods” would also switch to USB-C in the near future “.
While the iPad has gradually shifted into the wonderful world of USB-C – only the basic tablet is still equipped with Lightning – and Macs are welcoming this connector, the iPhone and these accessories are increasingly an anomaly in the Apple catalog. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg also predicted a USB-C iPhone, possibly next year:
Apple would test an iPhone with USB-C connector, according to Mark Gurman
Furthermore, the TF Securities analyst explains that the iPhone without any ports could cause more problems due to the limitations of wireless technologies and ” the immaturity of the MagSafe ecosystem “.
At the end of 2019, the same Kuo imagined a smartphone without Lightning for 2021, speaking of ” wireless experience “. We didn’t see either of them. While the idea of an iPhone working completely wirelessly for both charging and data transfer remains appealing, it suggests that the technology isn’t ready for this big leap into the future.