Apple products still sold with Lightning despite iPhone 15’s switch to USB-C

Apple products still sold with Lightning despite iPhone 15's switch to USB-C

Apple Embraces USB-C for iPhone 15 Models and Beyond

Lightning Connector

In a move that surprised few, Apple has finally bid farewell to its iconic Lightning port and fully embraced the USB-C era. All four models of the highly anticipated iPhone 15 now come equipped with a USB-C port, marking a significant shift in charging technology. But Apple’s commitment to USB-C doesn’t stop there.

As Apple strives for universal compatibility, the AirPods Pro have also been upgraded with a USB-C charging case, making them compatible with the latest MacBook models and other USB-C devices. Additionally, Apple has introduced ENBLE EarPods, featuring a USB-C connector, to cater to the growing demand for USB-C accessories.

However, amidst the transition to USB-C, there are still a number of Apple devices and accessories that continue to be sold with the Lightning port. This port, which made its debut on the iPhone 5 back in 2012, has enjoyed a long run in Apple’s lineup. If you’re wondering which products are yet to make the USB-C leap, here’s a list to keep you in the loop:

  • iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, and iPhone SE
  • Ninth-generation iPad
  • Second-generation and third-generation AirPods
  • AirPods Max
  • First-generation Apple Pencil
  • Magic Keyboard (Mac version)
  • Magic Mouse
  • Magic Trackpad
  • Various cables and adapters

However, don’t despair! Apple has indicated that it plans to update some of these products with USB-C compatibility in the future. The AirPods Max and the trio of Magic accessories for the Mac are likely to receive the USB-C treatment, further solidifying Apple’s commitment to a unified charging experience across their ecosystem.

On the other hand, it’s inevitable that older iPhone models, iPads, and the original Apple Pencil will eventually be phased out, marking the end of an era for the Lightning port. With the relentless march of progress, Apple continues to push boundaries and embrace new technologies, as evidenced by their persistent efforts to streamline charging options.

While the transition from Lightning to USB-C is undoubtedly significant, it’s important to note that Apple’s Lightning era is not quite over. Until then, make sure to keep a stash of Lightning cables and adapters handy if you own any of the remaining products listed above.

As Apple’s commitment to USB-C gains momentum, users can look forward to a future where charging devices becomes more hassle-free and standardized across the Apple ecosystem. With each product update and innovation, Apple continues to shape the technology landscape, leaving us eagerly awaiting what they have in store next. Get ready to bid a fond farewell to Lightning and embrace the USB-C revolution like never before!