The next-generation iPhone is only expected to make subtle improvements to the current models, but on the other hand, it looks like the Cupertino-based tech giant is still looking for a rather controversial upgrade than even Apple’s management team is not sure whether to use: a portless iPhone.
A Bloomberg report indicates that Apple is still considering an iPhone without the port, although no decision has been taken yet. So in theory the good news is that an iPhone without a Lightning port or USB-C is not expected for this year, but on the other hand, the bad news is that such an iPhone is not, planned.
Basically, an iPhone without any ports would also do away with the Lightning connector currently available on the smartphone, opting for a more compact design that would remove one of the more popular connectivity options.
The way it would work is pretty straightforward: For charging, Apple would insist that users stick to wireless charging, while for data transfers, the company would recommend wireless methods.
A Good Idea?
At first glance, Apple’s launch of a portless iPhone makes sense, especially as the company has gradually paved the way for such a product. The iPhone 12, for example, comes without a charger in the box, with Apple saying the move is supposed to help protect the environment while encouraging users to stick with old chargers or charging without. thread.
Today’s report says no decision has been made on the portless iPhone, but Apple’s not abandoning the idea is seen as a sign that sooner or later such a device. will still get the green light. We will know more about this project as the launch date of the future iPhone approaches, in September 2021.