It’s been almost 10 years since Phil Schiller unveiled the lightning cable because the “trendy connector for the following decade” on the identical September 2012 Apple occasion the place the corporate introduced its latest brainchild – the iPhone 5. The lightning port launched on the iPhone 5 and has been on each iPhone since. If Apple decides to retire lightning, what port may we count on on the iPhone 14?
In 2012, Apple transitioned from the 30-pin connector debuted in 2003 to the lightning port’s reversible design and improved sturdiness. Now, many Apple merchandise together with Android smartphones, have switched to USB-C cables, leaving the iPhone within the mud. There have been varied studies for years of iPhones switching to both USB-C or utterly wi-fi charging.
Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo even reported in 2019 that the iPhone would drop the lightning port in its high-end 2021 lineup. Whereas that didn’t undergo, many are nonetheless anticipating the change to be applied within the iPhone 14 this yr.
Most lately, developments are displaying that the iPhone 14 will probably be port-less. There is not going to be any lightning port or USB-C – purely wi-fi. It’s anticipated to be on the Professional lineup first, with the remainder of the iPhones later. Moreover, the wi-fi charging would come with MagSafe capabilities. MagSafe launched with the iPhone 12 again in 2020 and has develop into a staple on equipment since.
Moreover, the European Fee drafted a proposal to require USB-C to be the usual port throughout gadgets bought within the EU. This goes for smartphones, tablets, headphones, video video games, and extra. If this proposal passes, Apple has two years, by 2024, to carry its European gadgets into compliance.
What do you count on for the following rendition of the iPhone? Will it nonetheless be lightning, or will it change to USB-C or wi-fi? Tell us within the feedback.
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