According to the newspaper The Wall Street Journal referring to own sources, Apple in the iPhone 8 may waive the proprietary Lightning connector in favor of USB C. Decision provoked a mixed reaction from experts. Leading analyst Mobile Research Group of Eldar Murtazin considers it incorrect.
“Apple is famous for the fact that it multiplies different connectors and very often departs from the standards. If the iPhone 8 will be applied USB type-C, you can be confident that the certification program of Apple will work, and that means accessories that will fit, perhaps, but the chargers will need to have a special chip. It instantly makes all the accessories more expensive, and significantly, compared to the aftermarket, which may not work. So rejoice in the fact that Apple took as the basis of a common standard prematurely is not worth it. Likely to be a lot of “crutches”, and work it will,” said Murtazin in an interview with the news Agency NSN.
The decision to change the Lightning port, which is only on Apple products, the USB-C is quite unexpected. Of iPhone 7, the company has removed the 3.5 mm headphone Jack, offering users not only to charge and sync your device via Lightning, but also to connect it to speakers.
The result is hundreds of complaints that listen to music and charge the device at the same time. Of course, if you don’t use Bluetooth headphones. Or not bought an adapter.
USB-C may be the same story. Many experts believe that wireless technology is the future, so jump on them is now. Quality but Bluetooth headphones are not cheap, moreover, for accurate reproduction of the nuances of the compositions they should support the LDAC – format reports three times more audio information than standard Bluetooth.
However, the revolutionary can only be the iPhone 8, which will be released concurrently with the iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus. The smartphone, which is also featured in the leaks as the iPhone X, get a curved OLED screen, two-piece battery and wireless charging to get rid of the Home button. And Yes, iPhone 8 promises to be the most expensive in Apple’s history.