iPhone maker Apple is reportedly planning to introduce wired EarPods that support USB Type-C connector with the upcoming iPhone 15 series. Apple is already expected to launch the iPhone with USB Type-C port. Be aware that Apple still sells wired earbuds, which come with either a Lightning connector or a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. However, their use now pales in comparison to the wireless AirPods launched by the tech giant in 2016.
A reliable tipster ShrimpApplePro has revealed on Twitter that Apple has started mass production of wired EarPods with USB Type-C connector. The company is also manufacturing MFi USB Type-C cables, he said. Let us tell you that the tipster had earlier tweeted that Foxconn has already started mass production of accessories like EarPods and USB Type-C cables.
Apple currently sells its wired earbuds with a Lightning connector or 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, and they cost $19 (roughly Rs. 1,550). However, the wireless AirPods are more popular among Apple users. Now, with the introduction of wired EarPods with USB Type-C connectivity, Apple users will be able to plug directly into the latest iPhone, which is also expected to switch to a USB Type-C port.
The tech giant had earlier provided 3.5mm audio jack support on the iPhone for wired earbuds connectivity. However, with the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple began selling Lightning-powered EarPods, providing customers with a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.
USB Type-C Charger
TF International Security analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was earlier quoted as saying that the upcoming iPhone 15 model will come with USB Type-C port support for fast charging with an MFI-certified charger. It also claims that the company is reportedly looking at the second quarter of 2023, with demand for 20W USB Type-C chargers expected to surge in the third quarter.