Although Apple has accepted USB-C for Mac and iPad, it had appeared that the firm intended to continue with Lightning until it transitioned to an entirely portless phone.
The majority of Apple's iPad series already has USB-C for speedier data transfers from devices such as cameras. The Lightning connector is a bottleneck for downloading huge film and photo files for photographers and cinematographers, a population Apple has been keen to target with its high-end iPhones. Moving to USB-C would simplify that procedure, make file transfers easier, and be supported by a larger ecosystem of USB-C accessories.
However,The iPhone 15 is still a long way off, as we wait for the iPhone 14 series, which is slated to replace the Mini with a Max model this year.