Bloomberg Confirms Apple is Testing iPhones With USB-C Ports

Apple is indeed testing iPhones that are equipped with USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple does not plan to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest, with this year’s iPhones continuing to offer a Lightning port. We first heard about a potential swap to … Read more

Kuo: iPhone 15 to Switch From Lightning to USB-C in 2023

Apple will ditch its proprietary Lightning port and switch to USB-C on all or possibly some models of the iPhone 15 lineup destined to launch in the second analyst half of 2023, Apple Ming-Chi Kuo said today. Since the ‌iPhone‌ 5, Apple has kept the Lightning port on the ‌iPhone‌, despite much of the industry … Read more

Lightning strikes for Apple again, but storm clouds are on the horizon

The first three months of 2022 were good to Apple, with revenue setting a quarterly record. But the company warned on Thursday that problems getting components and assembling products will take a nasty chunk out of revenue for the current quarter. The hit will be between $4 billion and $8 billion. But there’s also plenty … Read more

Engineer Explains How He Added a Fully Functioning Lightning Port to a Samsung Phone

Following a number of enthusiasts successfully adding a USB-C port to the iPhone, engineer Ken Pillonel has explained how he added a fully functional Lightning port, including support for charging and data transfer, to a Samsung Galaxy A51. After posting a preview of the project earlier this month, Pillonel has now shown how he completed … Read more

Android Phone With Fully Functioning Lightning Port Becomes Engineer’s Latest Project

Following a trend of enthusiasts successfully switching the iPhone’s Lightning port for a USB-C port, engineer Ken Pillonel has added a functional Lightning port to a Samsung Galaxy A51. Pillonel was the first to gain notoriety for modifying an iPhone X to add a functional USB-C port, which went on to sell for over $86,000 … Read more