New iPhones may not come with charging ports: Report1 min read . Updated: 06 Dec 2019, 05:17 PM IST
- Apple has been making a lot of changes with the release of new iPhones every year
- The decision to kill off the Lighting port has a catch
The launch of 2020 Apple iPhones may be quite a far-fetched event right now, but news relating to the shape, size and features of the upcoming smartphones galore.
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo unveiled an unexpected detail to the upcoming iPhones of 2020 and even 2021. According to a report published in 9to5Mac, Kuo has revealed that Apple’s 2021 flagship iPhone will reportedly kill off the Lightning port. According to Kuo’s note, Apple won’t replace the port with USB-C Type charger, but will opt for an entirely wireless experience for charging and syncing.
This is a mega change for the Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer as it had first introduced the Lightning port with iPhone 5 series. Apple has been making a lot of changes with the release of new iPhones every year, but the bigger, more significant changes are released every couple of years. For example, the revolutionary iOS 7 update that was rolled out in 2013, which completely changed the user interface for iPhone users or the time when Apple opted for bigger screen with the release of Plus versions of their flagship phones such as 6 Plus, 7 Plus and so on.
The 2021 iPhone sans the lighting port means more than just a change in the iPhone's design, look and feel. And the problem is not much about the shenanigans of syncing data in a wireless manner either. Going fully wireless will also impact the tech industry as charging cable companies and headphone manufacturers will get a heavy blow in the near future.
However, the news comes with an interesting catch. Kuo also mentioned in the news report, and he is generally right about Apple related details, that Apple only plans to remove the Lightning port from the “highest-end model" at first, rather than from the entire iPhone lineup at once.
Apart from this, Apple would also be using OLED screens from iPhone 12 series onward. Samsung Display and LG will be suppliers of 2020 Apple iPhone line-up that will come with on-cell touch OLED panel.