Will the iPhone 14 have USB C? What to do with Lightning port now? Know here

iPhone 14 leaks and rumours have suggested Apple retaining the Lightning port for another year, although iPhone 15 might change the story.

| Updated on: Sep 03 2022, 18:03 IST
What to expect from iPhone 14 Plus/Max after Apple killed off iPhone 14 mini
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1/6 Leave alone the iPhone mini, the new iPhone 14 Plus/Max is expected to have a larger display than even the standard iPhone 14. It is rumoured to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, albeit without the features that make it “Pro”. Apple is restarting the trend of assigning “Plus” tag with its larger devices, last seen in the iPhone 8 Plus. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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2/6 According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor. Only the Pro models will receive the new A16 Bionic chipset. Although, the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 is expected to be an improved version of the A15 Bionic currently powering the iPhone 13 series. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 ShrimpApplePro has revealed in a recent tweet that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have 6GB of RAM. In fact, all the variants of the iPhone 14 series are expected to have the same amount of RAM, unlike last year where the standard iPhone 13 models had 4GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro variants had 6GB of RAM. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu has revealed that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max as well as the other 3 models will feature Apple’s ProMotion displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. At this moment, only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offer the ProMotion displays. (Representational image) (HT Tech)
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5/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be priced at $899, a $100 price increase from the standard iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 models are not expected to receive the $100 price hike, as reported by various reports. Only the Pro variants will be priced $100 higher than their iPhone 13 Pro counterparts. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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6/6 iPhone 14 Plus/Max along with all the other iPhones and the Apple Watch 8, is expected to be launched at Apple’s “Far Out” event scheduled for September 7 at the Steve Jobs Theater. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself. (REUTERS)
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Will the iPhone 14 have USB C port? Find out here. (Representational Image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

Will the iPhone 14 have USB C port? Ever since the leaks and rumours regarding the iPhone 14 have started intensifying, we have been getting this question a lot in our mailbox. Apple remains tight lipped about anything on the iPhone 14 until September and the simple answer is to wait for the official revelation on Apple's YouTube channels. However, if you have lost all patience and simply want to know the answer to plan your purchase prior to the announcements, here is how you find out.

The iPhone 14 series has been said to bring some of the biggest upgrades to the lineup in a long time. From prices to its cameras and even the design, there are some big changes expected for the iPhone 14 series. In fact, there is a brand new iPhone 14 variant coming this year to replace the iPhone 13 Mini, called the iPhone 14 Plus with a 6.7-inch display, just like the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, will iPhone 14 get the much hyped USB-C port?

Will the iPhone 14 have USB C?

Based on the leaks and rumours, the iPhone 14 will not get the USB C port this year. Apple is likely to retain the Lightning port for another year with the iPhone 14 series. It is, however, the iPhone 15 series that might bring the mighty USB-C port to the world of iPhones. The USB-C port promises faster data transfer speeds and greater compatibility with chargers, thereby reducing e-waste.

Hence, if you were planning to buy the iPhone 14 series for the USB-C port, we recommend you should hold on to your iPhone 13, or iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or even the iPhone 8. That said, Apple likes surprising its audience and there could be a possibility to see the USB-C port coming to the iPhone 14.

iPhone 14 expected prices

A great deal of debate has come up on the iPhone 14 prices. Rumours suggest that the iPhone 14 could start at $749 this year, while the iPhone 14 Plus could have starting prices around $899. The iPhone 14 Pro could start at a price of $1,099 whereas the iPhone 14 Pro Max could have a starting price of $1,199.

Did You Know?

Apple already uses USB-C port on several of its iPad models. The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1 models use USB-C ports and so does the iPad Air M1 5th Gen and the latest iPad Mini. Only the base iPad uses the Lightning port but Apple might upgrade it to USB-C later this year.


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First Published Date: 03 Sep, 18:03 IST