Apple will reportedly ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C in its 2023 iPhone lineup. Apple loves its proprietary technologies, and the Lightning connector is no different. Introduced in 2012, it is available on all current iPhones for charging and connecting to external monitors, cameras and other peripherals. While speculations about Apple ditching the Lightning port and adopting USB-C have been a common theme over the past several years, it hasn’t happened until now.

While iPhones do not officially ship with USB-C ports, some enterprising modders have been taking matters into their own hands and adding the much-wanted feature to Apple‘s smartphones by themselves. Late last year, a Swiss YouTuber named Ken Pillonel added a USB-C port to an iPhone X after getting tired of waiting for Apple to make the switch. Then, earlier this year, Chinese DIY enthusiast Yang Changshun modified a standard iPhone 13 Pro Max with a USB-C port alongside a slew of other hardware features, such as a 3.5mm headphone socket, dual fans and a larger battery.

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In a tweet on Wednesday, TF International Securities analyst and prolific tipster Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple will switch from the Lightning port to USB-C for its 2023 iPhone lineup. According to Kuo, the new port could improve the iPhone’s data-syncing and charging speeds, although the extent of those improvements would depend on software support in iOS. Kuo also said that suppliers of USB-C components, such as IC controllers and connectors, could benefit substantially following the switch, thanks to “vast orders” from Apple for iPhones and associated accessories. If Kuo’s information is correct, the iPhone 15 lineup will be the first to ship with USB-C ports, while this year’s iPhone 14-series will still retain its Lightning connectors.

Apple Might Have Been Forced Into Using USB-C

Kuo’s tweet comes several months after the European Commission announced new legislation to mandate USB-C as the universal charging standard for consumer tech gadgets. The ruling only affects iPhones for the most part, as most Android devices already use USB-C (although some entry-level devices still use microUSB). Apple has already shifted its MacBooks and most of its iPads to USB-C (Thunderbolt), while iPhones remain the last Lightning holdout. That, however, will now change if Kuo’s latest tweet is anything to go by.

The latest news is an update on Kuo’s information from last year when he said that iPhones will continue to ship with Lightning ports “in the foreseeable future.” According to Kuo, Apple was hesitant to shift to the global standard as USB-C has a lesser waterproofing specification than Lightning. In addition, switching to it could hurt its MiFi business. However, if the latest information turns out to be correct, Apple has had a change of heart, if only due to the EU legislation.