As part of a larger move to the USB-C connector for the iPhone 15 lineup, Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the Pro models might get speedy Thunderbolt connectivity.
While the iPhone has been able to shoot 4K video for a while now, getting the giant files off requires a great deal of patience. That may all change if what Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting for the iPhone 15 pans out.
In a series of Tweets on Wednesday night, the analyst and prolific leaker from Apple’s supply chain says that his latest supply chain checks indicate that the entire iPhone 15 lineup will move to USB-C of some flavor or another.
If correct, a 2023 launch would mark the end of the Lightning connector as Apple’s primary charging cable, after 13 years. USB-C was launched shortly after Lightning in 2012, but it wasn’t until the 12-inch MacBook in 2015 that Apple used it in a shipping product.