Tuesday, October 3, 2023

iPhone 14 won’t have USB-C and here’s why

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The first reports of the upcoming iPhone 14 series appeared in November last year, ie immediately after the presentation of the iPhone 13 series. The information mostly suggested that the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will have a USB Type C port instead of the now obsolete Lightning port.

This information seemed even more likely after it was announced (newly adopted directive) that the European Union would force manufacturers (Apple) to switch to USB-C, but it seems that Apple is not giving up yet for one very important reason.

According to iDropNews, Apple could still keep the outdated Lightning port for its entire iPhone 14 series this year. The report states that the reason for this move is simply profit.

It was initially thought that Apple was planning to move to a new design without any physical openings, but that doesn’t seem to be the case yet. It continues with the same policy, you get the cable in the box, and you buy the charger separately.

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If you’re wondering why Apple chargers and cables are so expensive and why Apple USB-C ports might not be the same price, the reason is that the company may charge royalties to any third-party manufacturer who wants to sell any cable that has a Lightning connector. while USB-C could be produced by anyone.

In other words, moving to the universal USB-C standard would lead to a loss of a steady stream of revenue. So, as it stands now, it is very likely that the company will stick to its own design until the portless iPhone is finally released.

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