USB-C is very present in Apple
If we remove the iPhone and iPod touch from the equation, the USB Type-C standard is very present throughout the Apple ecosystem. The first to adopt this technology for both charging and data transfer were the Mac computers. In 2018, the iPad Pro were added, leaving the Lightning behind completely, something that the iPad Air would also do more recently in 2020.
Even in the iPhone chargers We find this standard and it is that despite the fact that one of the ends is still the Lightning, in the other we find the USB-C connector to be connected to a compatible adapter that also allows faster charging. Therefore, the reason that the iPhone does not change its port does not lie in any kind of animosity from Apple towards USB-C.
Better never be late
Here’s what Apple should think about when it comes to implementing USB-C on iPhones. Apple should have included it many years ago, albeit slightly later than its main competitors. However, something makes us think that the company had in mind a revolution that has not finally finished arriving when we are already entering 2021.
For some time this year was set as the one chosen by the Californian brand for remove ports from your iPhone in favor of wireless technology. This, incidentally, would also favor a greater resistance of the iPhone to water by closing one of the main holes through which water could enter, although the speakers and microphones would still be. The fact that MagSafe technology was also released in the latest generation of iPhone makes these plans even more obvious, and could have been a symbolic first step towards the iPhone without cables.
To date, no data has emerged about whether the iPhone 13 will finally eliminate the ports. In case of doing so, it is foreseeable that it will be done at least in the ‘Pro’ versions, however we insist on emphasizing that to date nothing more has been commented on by sources close to the company. It is possible that they are still studying how to make this measure accessible, since not all users have charging bases at home and it would be how much less controversial considering what happened this year with the elimination of the charging adapter.
In any case, it seems clear that at this point it no longer fits in Apple’s plans to offer an iPhone with USB-C as the main port, so those who have been waiting for it for years will be forced to continue resigned. The company understands that it would be much more traumatic to transition to this standard to switch back to a device without ports in the following years, so the phrase that if something works, it is better not to touch it, fits perfectly here.