The year 2023 could finally bring USB-C to iPhones as EU rules mandate the port for various electronic devices. Speaking of Apple, there are speculations that the company could find a solution to leverage its MFi (Made for iPhone) program for the USB-C port. Meanwhile, rumors have been swirling for some time about Apple’s plans to limit the iPhone’s USB-C port.
It goes without saying that Apple’s own accessories, including the AirPods charging case, MagSafe battery pack, EarPods, and charging cables also need to switch to a universal connector. For this purpose, ShrimpApplePro tweeted. That MFi-enabled USB-C EarPods and USB-C charging cables have been in mass production for a while now, bolsters speculation that Apple will extend MFi to USB-C.
Apple pulled the plug on the 3.5mm audio jack with the release of the iPhone 7 in 2016. It offered Lightning-based EarPods (now separately). Available for $19.) inside the retail box until the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Lightning AirPods can’t be used on other devices, including Apple’s own MacBooks, unless the user spends extra dollars on a third-party adapter.
Over the years, Apple has made efforts to incorporate USB-C into its ecosystem. For example, by bringing USB-C to its iPad lineup and shipping a USB-C pick-up charger with the Apple Watch. Even now, one of its flagship products is yet to join the party. The iPhone 15 series, with a rumored action button, is expected to launch sometime in the second half of 2023.