In February, network sources reported Apple’s plans to abandon the Lightning interface, replacing it with a USB type-C in the new generation iPhone. Experts say Barclays, citing sources in the supply chain of electronics that the company will retain the Lightning connector and will continue to match your phone with adapter to connect standard 3.5 mm headphones.
Five years ago, Apple refused to use a proprietary 30-pin dock connector in favor of a more compact Lightning. After another five years, according to some analysts, the iPhone maker can move to USB type-C, which is becoming more popular. However, Barclays believe that Apple will keep the Lightning connector. It is argued that only in the European region, the company will offer an adapter with Lightning connectors and USB-C, that will allow the cupertinos to support the initiative of the European Commission.
In this case bundled with all new iPhone Lightning adapter that lets you connect to smartphones audio devices with standard 3.5 mm Jack.
“We believe that he will stay in the package this year. But sooner or later accessory will disappear, with high probability in models by 2018,” said Barclays analyst Bain Curtis. Supplier of DACS and other components for the adapter is Cirrus Logic.
In 2016, Apple released the first iPhone, which lacks a 3.5 mm audio Jack, offering users to look for alternatives. The most preferable, of course, go to wireless headphones, preferably AirPods or better models with Lightning interface. While Apple offered a fallback in the form of a Lightning adapter to output to 3.5 mm.
The adapter is designed for users of headphones and comes in the box with the iPhone 7. This accessory is not gained popularity among users, who see it as an apology to Apple for the lack of classic audio Jack in the smartphone. If the product fails or is lost, the new adapter will cost 800 rubles.
The official announcement of the iPhone 8 will be held in September, but home sales is not expected before October or November of this year. According to preliminary information, the smartphone will get OLED-display “edge to edge”, glass case, camera with 3D shooting, support for wireless charging and will lose the Home button.