According to a report by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, Apple is currently testing iPhones that replace the current Lightning port with USB-C. The report is based on anonymous sources with insight into the matter.
Apple is also said to be creating an adapter that allows Lightning-based accessories to be used with the new USB-C port. Gurman writes that the switch to USB-C will come next year at the earliest, something that was also claimed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo the other day.
The main reason for the change is said to be the EU’s forthcoming requirements for USB-C and a common, open standard. USB-C is also a superior technology that enables higher charging and transfer speeds.