This is a bit of a rant, so please bear with me. When I heard a few months ago that the EU had successfully arm-twisted Apple into including a USB-C port in their iPhone lineup, I was very happy - both as a potential customer and a general tech nerd.
When they followed it up with the announcement that the new AirPods Pro would also be powered by USB-C, I thought that it was the end of the line for the legacy lighting port. I could not have been more wrong.
The day before Halloween, or the evening before Halloween, in fact, Apple announced their M3 lineup of processors. Objectively, they are fantastic processors which are an incremental update on the already fantastic M2 series.
But the latest and greatest ‘fastest iMacs ever’ will be shipped with a magic keyboard and a magic mouse that is still, in the end of 2023, powered by - you guessed it - a lightning port!
I am both amused and slightly frustrated that a trillion-dollar company is trying to milk this legacy port even now but this is the world that we live in.
So it looks like our long, long wait for the end of the lighting port is still ongoing.