In simpler words, USB-C is a conventional connector that allows you to transmit both the power and the data. It is developed by the USB Implementers Forum. Besides, it is an emerging industry-standard connector that is available in most of the devices at the present moment. However, the famous big name of Apple is yet to use USB-C in its all devices. Although it uses USB-C in some of its products, we still don’t see the modish connector on admirable Apple iPhones.

It was highly believed that the 14th generation iPhone would adopt the Type-C port. But to our despair, things did not go that way. Here are some of the reasons why USB-C is better than the Lighting port.

Data Transmission in USB-C


The speed at which data transfers from one point to another solely depends upon the standard of USB. This applies to both the TYPE-C and Lighting port. However, Lighting devices can transfer data at a rate of 480Mbps. The number is quite like that of USB 2.0. Likewise, on the other hand, the USB-C has a data transfer rate of 5Gbps. To your surprise, the USB 3.1 is thought to have a transfer rate twice as that of the USB 3.0.

Charge Power of USB-C

Several watts of power can be conducted from both the Lighting and Type-C. Besides, Apple prefers not to disclose this information. However, the assumption from third party manufacturer tells us that Lighting adapters can withstand up to 12W of power. On the other hand, the USB-C can handle up to 100W of power. On top of that, it possesses a two-directional nature; the power can be either sent or received from devices.

Substantial Port Assist


The Type-C port can transmit video signal and power streams at the same time. This means that we can connect it to most of the electronic devices. We can connect it to HDMI devices, Display ports, and Mobile High Definition Links. Similarly, USB-C also incorporates the audio transmission capability and has replaced the customary 3.5mm jack to some extent. We also expect that the USB-C will entirely replace the obsolete 3.5mm jack in near future.

USB Power Supply

The futuristic approach of USB PD can supply power up to 100W output. This USB Power Deliver also uses the Type-C connector to elevate the power and operate heavy devices like iPads, tablets, mobile phones, and computers. At the present moment, the conventional USB 2.0 can supply power up to 2.5 Watts. This USB is suitable to charge your mobiles and tablets. However, if you need to charge your laptops then the USB Type-C is the best approach.

Besides, the multi-use of Type-C port makes it a step ahead of other USBs. You can use a single Type-C cable to charge your laptops, your mobiles, and connect it to an external display. With each passing day, USB-C is available in more and more devices. We are pretty sure that sooner or later, the USB-C will even replace the Lightning connector on Apple devices.