The next iPhone won't switch to USB-C, but the cable might

The signature Lightning connector may no longer be needed in iPhone 8

The signature Lightning connector may no longer be needed in iPhone 8

However, other reports claim that the previous information can be interpreted in another way since Apple could only create a USB-C adapter brick, while the iPhone 8 will still feature the Lightning port.

The company is rumoured to be thinking about ditching iPhone's Lightning port - and one analyst has described the move as "inevitable". The detailed article claimed Apple will effectively abandon its Lightning connector.

Apple's much anticipated iPhone 8 is rumoured to sport a bold new design and would feature an OLED display without a bezel -something that has generated a lot of curiosity in the mobile world.


Kuo notes that instead of outright replacing Lightning with USB-C, Apple would be upgrading its next generation iPhone lineup - the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and OLED-equipped iPhone 8- with next-generation internal components boasting fast charging capabilities.

Reports earlier this week suggested Apple might ditch its proprietary Lightning charging method for USB-C when the iPhone 8 arrives later this year. If accurate, this is still a big change for the next iPhones due this year.

The iPhone 8 may also ditch the traditional home button per the publication's anonymous sources. USB-C, as implemented in Apple's hardware, is versatile, provides power to the laptop, allows for fast data transfer speeds for external storage drives and can even drive multiple monitors. In order to achieve that goal, we think Apple (US) will adopt TI's (US) power management and Cypress's (US) Power Delivery chip solutions for the new iPhone models. This didn't settle well in the stomachs of many, so KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back to clear some of this confusion up (via MacRumors). It will come with a power cord for charging and connect to other peripheral devices. Apple is expected to unveil its 2017 iPhone line-up during its usual September launch window. It will reportedly have a 5.8-inch OLED screen, and it could be called the "iPhone X".

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