Apple’s next iPhone could replace Lightning with USB-C
1st March 2017

Looks like Apple could be set to give us some excellent news regarding their next iPhone model. Their most recent model, the iPhone 7, disappointed many loyal customers with their forced integration of the lightning port and removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. You live and you learn – Apple may well be redeeming themselves for their next model.

As an Apple customer of many years, I was one of the many disappointed customers upon the release of the iPhone 7. The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack meant you had to cater to Apple’s own lightning ports whether you wanted to or not. Quite a ridiculous action on their account.

iPhone 8 render

A render of what the iPhone 8 could look like (Image: IBT)

Fear not. According to reports, for its 10th anniversary the iPhone is set for a snazzy new curved screen as well as removal of the lightning port all together, and replacing it with a good old USB-C connection! Makes sense, since USB-C is the standard across the mobile industry when it comes to synching and charging.

Don’t get overly excited quite yet though, as Apple’s commitment to lightning has been quite strong and since this is still in the rumour stages, there’s still time for things to turn out differently. Along with this, there are also reports that the home button will be removed in favour of a thinner bezel, but we’ll just have to see.

The iPhone 8 is predicted to be released sometime around September 2017.

Source: c|net


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