Thursday, March 2, 2017

Apple unlikely to switch to USB-C on the iPhone 8 because you can’t have nice things

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal released an intriguing report hinting that Apple could be contemplating finally abandoning its proprietary Lightning port in favor of the industry standard USB-C on the next-gen iPhone. But as it turns out, our excitement might have been a little premature. Esteemed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today chimed in on the speculation, writing that all three next-generation iPhone models will retain the Lightning port. Instead, the Big A will likely introduce a series of internal changes to accommodate the much-desired fast charging capability. The hardware tweaks will ultimately enable Apple to replicate some of the power benefits that come with USB…

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