iPhone 14 won’t be getting USB-C (again)
The rumor: Apple is keeping their proprietary Lightning port standard on iPhone 14, according to ShrimpApplePro (not yet tracked).
- As seen on iPhone 14 Pro Max CAD images shared initially by ShrimpApplePro, the connector on the bottom remains the Lightning port yet again…not USB-C as nearly every human on the planet was hoping for
- Apple’s Lightning port was first introduced on the iPhone 5 in 2012, making it now almost 10 years old with almost no improvements since launch
- Rumors suggest that Apple will drop ports on the iPhone entirely before ever putting USB-C on the device
Sam’s take: Am I surprised? No, not even in the slightest. Am I still absolutely heartbroken and disappointed beyond belief? Of course.