It’s time to change your iPhone charging cables AGAIN! Apple set to replace its current hardware with the USB-C connection favored by Android
Apple may be set to make all its current charger cables and accessories obsolete.
A report claims the tech giant is debating moving on from its current lightning cables and moving to USB-C for iPhones.
Apple has already moved to the USB-C cables for its iPad Pro.
The change, if implemented, would render all current Apple chargers for future iPhones useless.
If the move went ahead it would allow the same charger cable to be used for both Apple and Android devices.
Apple chargers sell for roughly ($25) for an official cable and replica versions are also available for far less.
USB-C is the latest charger for many laptops and android phones and is currently used by the Samsung Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2, and OnePlus 6.
The latest iPad Pro also has this new socket and Apple already sells a Lightning port to USB-C charging cable.
USB-C was launched in 2014 and has become the go-to cable for many emerging gadgets.
Apple moved away from its original 30-pin connector in 2012 when the lightning cable emerged with the release of the iPhone 4.
Existing docks, adaptors and other plug-in accessories will be incompatible should the change go through.
Faced with the prospect of more incompatibility issues, Twitter users have previously voiced their complaints about the purported change ahead of the Apple launch event next week.
Apple moved away from its original 30-pin connector in 2012 when the lightning cable emerged with the release of the iPhone 4. Lightning cables are now on the verge of extinction
Some users, however, say the move may have its benefits. One post, from Twitter user Chris Brown, read: ‘Finally, I might actually have to upgrade, I can’t stand having so many kinds of chargers. USBC is excellent’
Twitter user Han said: ‘So it seems like Apple is putting USB C on their phones… On the other side.
‘All new USB C power adapters then to make you throw away all your old USB adapters?’
Some users, however, say the move may have its benefits.
One post, from Twitter user Chris Brown, read: ‘Finally, I might actually have to upgrade, I can’t stand having so many kinds of chargers. USBC is excellent.’
The report come from supply chain blog Macotakara who cite sources close to the project.
It goes on to mention the possibility of a new iPhone Touch.
The iPod touch is the sole iPod still sold by Apple today after it got rid of the iPod nano and iPod shuffle in 2017.