By 2021, the iPhone will have no Lightning port nor USB-C. Apple wants to switch users to a 100% wireless experience.
Despite recurring rumors about the replacement of the Lightning port by the USB-C on the iPhone, Apple has remained attached to its proprietary connector since its introduction on the iPhone 5 in 2013. But 2021 could be the year of the big change. According to the analyst Mi Ching-Kuo, the enthusiasts of the USB-C do not have anything to celebrate despite the announced disappearance of the Lightning port. Indeed, Apple simply will abandon all ports on the iPhone.
2021 iPhone will have only wireless charging
Over the years, users have gradually switched to the cloud services for backing up their data and to AirDrop for transferring files between their iPhone, Mac, iPod and other devices. The transition to an iPhone without a port should not be painful. There remains the problem of recharging. Many users have not yet become comfortable with the idea of wireless charging. However, habits should change very quickly with wireless advances in terms of power and charging speed.
Reloading your iPhone without a cable in one hour, or even less remains quite possible by 2021. According to Kuo, Apple intends to remove the Lightning port on the “high-end” models to start, rather than all iPhones. Indeed, the analyst says that from next year, Apple would launch at least 4 iPhone a year, including the famous iPhone SE2 less upscale than other models in the range.
Essentially, if Kuo’s supply chain sources are correct, we will get a total of five new iPhone models in 2020, an LCD iPhone SE 2 during the first half of the year and four OLED models in the fall. In 2021, we can reportedly expect the iPhone SE 2 Plus during the first half of the year, followed by updates to the rest of the lineup in the fall.
Obviously, Apple has not yet leaked any evidence that would betray his intentions. All this is to be done with tweezers. We tell you more as soon as there is anything new.