All new iPhones released this fall will continue to use the Lightning port. However, a transition to USB Type-C will probably hit the full gear in 2023. At least, this is the expectation that the industry has. Although the mobile phone is slow, it is not difficult to comb through the Apple tablet product line. In fact, only the most entry-level iPad digital series still stays in the Lightning port. As for the iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, they will all fully switch to the USB Type-C interface.
USB Type-C comes with some decent advantages
According to reports, the Apple iPad 10 that is set to arrive this fall will come with the USB Type-C interface. This means that the entire Apple iPad series will bid farewell to Lightning from now on. Frankly speaking, the advantages of the USB Type-C outweigh the disadvantages in the long run. Some of the advantages include faster transmission speed, less cable/charging head abuse and waste, etc.
Of course, in order to maintain a cheap positioning, the iPad 10 will be equipped with a larger 10.5-inch Retina screen. This device will also upgrade to the 5nm A14 Bionic SoC and the cellular version will add support for 5G networks. This is the first time that it will support 5G and the battery life will also be better.
Over the past few months, there were several reports regarding Apple’s use of the USB Type-C interface. The European Union has eventually forced Apple to compulsorily use this charging interface. Recent reports show that Apple is currently testing the USB Type-C interface on an iPhone. However, we will not see an iPhone with a Type-C port until the iPhone 15 at the earliest. Nevertheless, it appears that the iPhone will not be the only device swapping to the USB Type-C interface as the iPad and other Apple devices will be switching too.