iPhone 14 may get a USB-C connector

Apple has already faced lawsuits over its reluctance to move smartphones to a universal USB-C connector, and now it looks like the company is finally ready to move away from Lightning in the iPhone, as it has already done for some iPads. iDrop News has heard from several sources that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will come with a USB-C connector.

The main reason for the move is said to be the ProRes mode in the Pro models. It allows you to shoot raw video, which takes up a lot of space – accordingly, and the transfer of data through Lightning, which supports the outdated USB 2.0 standard, is not fast. For example, transferring 720GB of 4K ProRes video from an iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max to a PC takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. But transferring the same file from an iPad Pro 2021, which got USB-C, takes just 2 minutes and 38 seconds .

Another incentive to switch to USB-C is the fine, which, according to the publication, threatens Apple in the U.S. and the European Union. It requires all smartphone manufacturers to switch to a universal connector. To meet these requirements, by 2023 the iPhone without the prefix Pro will move to USB-C.

The third reason is concern for the environment. Apple has already removed chargers from the boxes and refused to use plastic film on them, and the use of a universal connector will help reduce the number of cables users need to charge their equipment.