Rumor | Apple's first round of USB type-C iPhone prototypes enters testing
The world's first iPhone with a USB type-C port made by Apple is now said to exist, and is currently being assessed by the Cupertino giant. The Cupertino giant is now also reportedly considering the production of a new adapter that would make current Lightning connector-equipped accessories compatible with the putative new kind of iPhone.
iPhones modified to rock type-C ports in place of the usual Lightning connector exist, although they have never been made by Apple before. However, according to the knowledgeable Bloomberg correspondent Mark Gurman, that situation might be set to change, with the production of the first prototypes with a standard data/charging solution.
These new "USB-C iPhones" have reportedly been created in response to potential legislative (and possibly also consumer-demand) pressure to finally drop the Lightning port and allow future iPhones to join their iPad Pro cousins in being type-C devices.
Then again, Apple may have other options to get around recent European Commission (EC) initiatives to standardize cable-connectors, making next-gen iPhones completely wireless included.
On the other hand, rumors of an official type-C to Lightning adapter that would allow future mobile devices to remain backwards-compatible with older accessories developed alongside the USB-C prototype iPhones may suggest otherwise.
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