AirPods might include a charging case that helps USB-C in 2023, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Nevertheless, it does not appear to be we should always count on USB-C on the AirPods Professional 2 that Apple expects to launch later this 12 months, as Kuo nonetheless believes the case might nonetheless have a Lightning port.
Including a USB-C port to the AirPods case can be much less handy if you wish to swap charging cables with a present iPhone, however it could make them extra suitable with every part else. It additionally saves you the difficulty of reducing into your present case after which changing the Lightning port with USB-C, like this modder did.
I predict that Apple will launch USB-C suitable charging instances for all AirPods fashions in 2023. Nevertheless, the charging case of the brand new AirPods Professional 2 launched in 2H22 should still help Lightning.
— Ming-Chi Kuo (@mingchikuo) August 9, 2022
In Could, Kuo recommended that Apple can also be engaged on a USB-C suitable iPhone, which he believes will not seem till subsequent 12 months. This follows rumors from Apple Watcher Mark Gurman indicating that Apple has already began testing iPhones with USB-C. Gurman believes we should not count on to see the units in the marketplace till 2023 “on the earliest.”
Apple has already switched its iPads to USB-C, and its rumors of switching ports on its different units may very well be associated to a brand new legislation coming into impact within the EU. The laws requires all telephones offered within the nation to return with USB-C by the autumn of 2024, with a deadline for different units.