Rumours about an iPhone with USB-C never stop blowing. This time it’s the turn of the iPhone 14 Pro which is rumoured to be replacing the Lightning port with USB-C.
This news comes from a tipster named LeaksApplePro in his article for iDropNews. He said Apple is considering using USB-C for the iPhone 14, but only for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
It’s worth noting that LeaksApplePro‘s track record isn’t very accurate, and this rumour also contradicts leaks from other tipsters. Tipster Jon Prosser previously said the iPhone 14 design would indeed be overhauled but would still use the Lightning port.
But LeaksApplePro also provides three explanations for why Apple will include USB-C in the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max. First, because of the faster USB-C transfer capabilities than Lightning.
As is known, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are now equipped with the 4K ProRes video feature which can produce 6GB of one minute video, or 720GB for two hours of video.
With a Lightning port that uses USB 2.0, it takes users 3 hours and 45 minutes to transfer 720GB of files. While USB-C can complete it in 2 minutes and 38 seconds, as quoted from BGR, Sunday (11/21/2021).
In addition, the European Commission recently passed a new law that requires mobile phone vendors to use USB-C in their products. Because now most Android phones are already using USB-C, Apple was warned to follow in the footsteps of its competitors.
Replacing the Lightning port on the iPhone 14 Pro with USB-C will also make the phone more environmentally friendly because other Apple products that already use USB-C can share chargers easily.
Apple itself already uses USB-C in some of its devices, such as the latest iPad and MacBook. Although it has often been rumoured, this feature has not yet visited the iPhone until now.
Meanwhile, a student named Ken Pillonel recently created the world’s first iPhone with USB-C.