Posted by Salman On 20-Apr-2022 08:10 AM
• Leaks show iPhone 14 Pro Series getting upgraded lightning connectors. • iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max to feature a USB Type-C port • A port-less iPhone could be on the cards soon.
The success of the iPhone 13 variant has given rise to speculations that the next version, iPhone 14, could get exciting upgrades to remain ahead of the competition. One such upgrade is the Lightning Connector which can support USB 3.0 speeds. This move could surprise Apple lovers hoping that Apple would move toward the universal USB Type C port. However, Apple is also contemplating introducing connectivity ports altogether and might go port-less in the future. The current iPhone models feature a lightning connector that operates at 480Mbps USB 2.0 speed. Apple engineers plan to upgrade it to 5Gbps USB 3.0 speed. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could be the first iPhones to have this feature.
Reports indicate that Apple earns money by licensing the Lightning connector feature to 3rd party manufacturers producing accessories such as adapters and cables. This fact could be the primary reason that Apple might not adopt the universal Type C port for iPhones in the future.
However, the latest Apple iPad Pro has a USB Type C port. This port ensures high data transfer speeds. With the iPhone 13 Pro series offering up to 1TB storage, it would love to have high data transfer speeds.
Apple users who would love to see the iPhones going port-less might have to wait for a couple of generations.