Apple is rumored to be testing the Type-C port for its future phones. Currently, Apple uses the Lightning connector in iPhones. The news report claims that this may be related to European regulations. It further claims that even if this is true, the Type-C port could become operational next year. It’s important to note that Apple stopped sending power adapters to iPhones boxes to cut carbon footprint.
To help IPhone Users, Apples Introduced MagSafe cover that supports wireless charging. According to a Bloomberg News report, Apple is also working on an adapter that will allow future iPhones to work with accessories designed for existing Lightning connectors.
The use of Type-C could mean that Apple users can charge their phones and share data quickly. On top of that, it will make the port compatible with Android phones that use most Type-C ports.
EU law mandates the use of a uniform Type-C port on most electronics devices, including phones.
News broadcaster quotes analyst Ming-chi Kuo as predicting that it will come with a trade-off – and potentially create confusion for consumers. USB-C chargers are slightly larger than lightning connectors, but they can offer faster charging speeds and data transfer. The new connector will be compatible with many existing chargers for non-Apple devices such as Android phones and tablets.