One of the biggest changes in this generation of the iPhone 15 is the arrival of the USB-C connector. This change opens the door to more usage and charging possibilities for our devices, but it hasn’t yet reached all accessories. According to rumors, this is a temporary situation as dates are already being considered for the arrival of the connector to the rest of Apple’s products.
A natural evolution that we will soon see take shape
Mark Gurman, in the latest edition of his newsletter “Power On,” has revealed possible transition dates for these products to USB-C. It’s important to note that this information has not been confirmed by Cupertino, but it provides a clear indication of the direction Apple could take in the near future.
First, Gurman mentions that we are likely to see USB-C versions of the Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard released alongside the next iMac. This would not only provide consistency in Apple’s product lineup but also streamline the user experience by eliminating the need to deal with different cables and connectors.
Secondly, predictions point to an update for the entry-level AirPods. It is expected that these flagship earphones will include a USB-C charging case by the year 2024. This transition would be a logical step, especially considering the popularity and demand for these earphones in the market.
On the other hand, Gurman has also noted that the next model of AirPods Max will come equipped with a USB-C port. Although he didn’t specify a specific timeframe for its release, some previous rumors suggest that we could see an update to these over-ear headphones as early as next year.
Last but not least, accessories like the MagSafe Battery Pack and the MagSafe Duo charger could also make a return with USB-C ports after disappearing from current stores. While Gurman didn’t specify a date, the natural evolution of these accessories toward USB-C seems inevitable.
Nevertheless, while Apple still retains the Lightning connector in certain products, everything suggests an imminent shift towards USB-C, even though we might not even notice it. If these rumors, when confirmed, hold true, they indicate another step towards uniformity in the Apple ecosystem, further simplifying the user experience and strengthening the ecosystem more than ever.