Apple is slowly making the transition to USB-C across its devices. All of its MacBooks have seemingly ditched legacy ports like USB 3.0 and the DisplayPort in favor of Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C. However, this in turn created a problem because it meant that iPhone and iPad users could no longer connect or charge their devices via their MacBooks without an adapter.
The company sort of addressed that with their 2018 iPad Pros that made the switch to USB-C, and it seems that the company will be slowly making those changes to its iPhones as well. This is according to a tweet by ChargerLAB who alleges that this year’s iPhones might come with a USB-C charger.
However, we should point out that only the charger is USB-C, and that the iPhones are still expected to continue using a Lightning port. What this means is that the inclusion of the USB-C charger means that Apple will most likely bundle it with a USB-C to Lightning cable, thus allowing iPhone users to connect their devices to their MacBooks without the need for an adapter or dongle.
There have been rumors suggesting that Apple could eventually drop Lightning in favor of USB-C. After all, they already did it with the iPad, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that they would eventually do it with the iPhone, but maybe not this year.