This week, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal wrote that Apple intends to abandon the Lightning connector with the release of the next-generation iPhone, replacing it with universal USB port-C. Analyst at Barclays blaine Curtis expressed the opinion that the company will still retain the Lightning connector, but will match any smartphone adapter to connect USB cables.
Five years ago, Apple refused to use a proprietary 30-pin dock connector in favor of a more compact Lightning. After another five years, the iPhone maker can move to USB type-C, which is becoming more popular.
However, Barclays analyst believes that Apple will still retain the Lightning connector. According to him, in the European region, the company will offer an adapter with Lightning connectors and USB a-C. This will allow the cupertinos to support the initiative “One charger for all devices”, which was presented by the European Commission.
Previously, Apple has supported the campaign by selling in Europe adapters with connectors 30-pin and Micro-USB and also Lightning and Micro-USB.
There is also a feeling that the connectors will not refuse in the iPhone, and the power supply. In particular, according to The Verge, the new feature will allow iPhone owners to charge their 8 from MacBook and MacBook Pro equipped with a USB port.
The official announcement of the iPhone 8 will be held in September this year. If you believe the published information, the smartphone will have a curved OLED display “edge to edge”, glass case, camera with 3D shooting, support for wireless charging and will lose the Home button. The device will be equipped with technology that will allow him to “learn” the user’s face.