The rumors and leaks regarding the next generation of iPhones continue to appear. After the major leak that revealed the supposed design of the iPhone 12 Pro Max this week, now we have new information.
The tech analyst Jon Prosser has published a tweet saying that Apple will not present an iPhone with a USB-C in the coming years and instead, the company is aiming for a future completely wireless. This reinforces the rumor that emerged last year about a portless iPhone.
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but no — there’s absolutely not USB-C in iPhone 12.
Apple will go portless before they go USB-C.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 18, 2020
“I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this, but no — there’s absolutely not USB-C in iPhone 12. Apple will go portless before they go USB-C.” said Jon Prosser.
A portless iPhone
If this speculation went true, we do not know if Apple will launch the upcoming iPhone 12 without ports, or if it will arrive with a lightning port and the portless iPhone will be delayed to 2021.
It is worth to mention, that earlier this year, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a common charger between manufacturers. This urges the European Commission to adopt new rules by July so that buyers don’t necessarily get a new charger with each new smartphone.
Apple is fighting to keep its Lightning cable to charge the iPhone. Apple opposes the European Union, which is demanding the establishment of a standard charger, in order to reduce electronic waste. Most current smartphones use a USB-C port, while the older ones use micro-USB ports. The majority of recent Samsung Galaxy smartphones, for example, charge with a USB-C port.
Apple is the big exception and has always produced phones and devices that only work with its own chargers. The group introduced Lightning technology in 2012, in a shock update that forced regular iPhone and iPad customers to buy new cables and new compatible accessories. At the time, the more refined design of the port gave Apple more freedom to design its devices.
However, Apple’s iPad Pro has abandoned Lightning for USB-C. In addition, voices are rising to criticize the inconsistency of Apple’s hardware ecosystem, which is frustrating for customers.