Mark Gurman writes in the subscriber edition of his Switched on newsletter for Bloomberg As of this morning, he expects Apple to complete its transition to USB-C by 2025. Gurman says that, in addition to other products, he expects the company to release USB-C versions of the now-discontinued MagSafe battery pack and the MagSafe Duo. “eventually. But don’t hold your breath.”
By comparison, it took Apple a little over a month or about two years to fully move to Lightning, depending on how you look at it.
The company removed the 30-pin port from its flagship products when it launched the fourth-generation iPad just over a month after the iPhone 5 debuted in September 2012. But it also kept the iPod Classic in its stable form until 2014, when finally discontinued the previous format of the famous MP3 player.
Gurman also writes that a new iMac, which could launch next month, will bring “Magic” USB-C accessories like a mouse and keyboard. He then expects the company to launch new AirPods Max and not Pro with USB-C. That leaves few of Apple’s own products that still use Lightning, such as the first-generation Apple Pencil and the iPhone SE.