Mark Gurman of Bloomberg recently provided information in his newsletter, Power On, regarding Apple’s plan to transition from Lightning to USB-C ports. This move comes after the company’s main revenue-generating product, the iPhone 15, made the switch to USB-C.
The first group of devices to undergo this change will be Apple’s Mac accessories. Gurman revealed that the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard will be released in USB-C versions, coinciding with the launch of the iMac, which is expected to happen next month.
Following the Mac accessories, the regular AirPods are also expected to adopt USB-C in 2024, just like the AirPods Max, which will debut with a USB-C port next year. Additionally, the MagSafe Battery Pack and MagSafe Duo, which were discontinued, are believed to make a comeback in USB-C versions.
Currently, the Apple products sold through their own Apple Store and still using Lightning ports include the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone SE, iPad 9th Gen, and Apple Pencil 1st Gen.
TLDR: Apple is reportedly planning to replace its Lightning ports with USB-C across various devices, such as Mac accessories, AirPods, and older discontinued products like the MagSafe Battery Pack and MagSafe Duo. The transition has already been made with the iPhone 15, and it is expected to bring a more uniform charging standard to Apple’s product lineup.