Last week, Apple’s “Wonderlust” event took place in which the new Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. Without a doubt, one of the biggest changes in this year’s smartphones is its port, which for the first time since the Lightning arrived in 2012, It’s a USB-C.
Added to this is now the second generation AirPods Pro, to which Apple has also decided to change the Lightning for a USB-C port. Of course, there doesn’t seem to be a way to simply purchase the case for those of us who have the previous version, so whoever is interested in the new port, you will have to buy the entire helmets.
The Lightning has less and less life left
Now Mark Gurman has given new details about this transition in his newsletter Power On. This is not something isolated, but it seems that The company wants to get rid of the Lightning port as soon as possible. Few products remain that are officially sold and used, but some are important enough to be overlooked.
According to the Bloomberg analyst, Apple is working on replacing the Lightning connector with a USB-C on the Mac’s Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad. These three products currently use the brand’s proprietary connector, and Gurman says this will change with the launch of the next iMacalthough it does not specify whether that will be this year or at the beginning of next.
These will be followed by the regular AirPods, as well as a new version of the AirPods Max, which will be released sometime in 2024. It seems that the Lightning era is coming to an end. At the time, Phil Schiller introduced it as “the connector of the next decade”, and that is what it has been. 11 years have passed since that time, and it was time to change. Welcome, USB-C, and goodbye, Lightning. Thanks for everything.
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