Even as Apple’s new iPhone 15 lineup embraces USB-C technology, there remain a few products in the company’s portfolio that continue to rely on the Lightning connector. Mark Gurman, in his “Power On” newsletter, recently offered insights into when we might expect these products to make the shift to USB-C.
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Gurman’s predictions include:
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1. Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard: Gurman anticipates that USB-C versions of these peripherals will debut alongside the next iMac. This transition aligns with Apple’s broader move towards USB-C across its product range.
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2. AirPods Max: The next iteration of the AirPods Max is expected to incorporate a USB-C port, marking a departure from the Lightning connector. However, Gurman didn’t provide a specific timeframe for the release of these over-ear headphones. Previous reports have hinted at a potential update for the AirPods Max as soon as next year.
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3. MagSafe Battery Pack and MagSafe Duo Charger: Gurman also believes that these accessories will eventually return with USB-C ports. While there is no concrete timeline provided, this suggests that Apple may be working on updated versions of these products to align with its USB-C strategy.
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As Apple continues its transition towards USB-C as the standard interface for its devices, these upcoming changes reflect the company’s commitment to modernizing its product lineup and providing a unified user experience.