Will Apple kill off the Lightning charging port on its iPhones?
16:40, Saturday, 07 December, 2019
First, Apple "killed" headphone jacks in 2016, then Touch ID fingerprint scanning went away in 2017 with the iPhone X. Could the lightning cable be next to go?
The iPhone giant is reportedly planning to launch a high-end smartphone in 2021 without a charging cable port, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who works at TF Securities. Kuo has gained a lot of respect in the tech community for nailing predictions of previous Apple products.
The future iPhone will supposedly offer a "completely wireless experience," Kuo said in a research note obtained by MacRumors.
Removing the charging port means the device would require wireless charging and may allow iPhones to be more water resistant. It would mean iPhones are moving one step closer to looking like a flat sheet of glass, an ambitious vision held by Apple's previous head of design Jony Ive, who left the company over the summer.