The next generation of iPhone keeps making the rumor mills busy with speculations and leaks appearing here and there. After the major leak that revealed the supposed design of the iPhone 12 Pro Max this week, now there’s another new information.
The tech analyst Jon Prosser has shared an info via his Twitter handle claiming that Apple will not launch an iPhone with a USB-C in the coming years and that the company is rather preparing the future with only wireless-centric device. This reinforces the rumor that emerged last year about a portless iPhone.
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but no — there’s absolutely not USB-C in iPhone 12.
Apple will go portless before they go USB-C.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 18, 2020
A Portless iPhone Coming In The Nearest Future
If this story is true, we do not know if the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 will launch without ports, or if it will arrive with a lightning port and the portless iPhone will be delayed to 2021.
It would be recalled that earlier this year, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a common charger among manufacturers but that did not go down well with Apple. This urges the EU to adopt new rules by July so that buyers won’t necessarily need to go around different charges for if they have more than one smartphone.
Apple is fighting hard to keep its Lightning cable to charge the iPhone. Apple opposes the European Union, which is demanding the establishment of a standard charger, in order to reduce electronic waste. Most current smartphones use a USB-C port, while the older ones use micro-USB ports. The majority of recent Samsung Galaxy smartphones, for example, charge with a USB-C port.
Apple is the big exception and has always produced phones and devices that only work with its own chargers. The group introduced Lightning technology in 2012, in a shock update that forced regular iPhone and iPad customers to buy new cables and new compatible accessories. At the time, the more refined design of the port gave Apple more freedom to design its devices.
However, Apple’s iPad Pro has abandoned Lightning for USB-C. In addition, voices are rising to criticize the inconsistency of Apple’s hardware ecosystem, which is frustrating for customers.