In the midst of the controversy over its particular fight with Qualcomm, iPhone sales below the estimate and the fold that some iPad Pro present, the Cupertino company continues to accumulate rumors about its future releases.
Without going any further, in the Japanese blog Mac Otakara said today that, according to information provided by several providers at CES 2019, a seventh generation iPod touch could be in development. And there the news does not end, but also ensure that Apple is considering replacing the Lightning connector with the USB-C in their next iPhone.
A standard that would bring many advantages
According to internal sources of Mac Otakara, Apple engineers are already working on a design that will incorporate the USB-C universal connector instead of the famous and exclusive Lightning port that the company first introduced on the iPhone 5. These same sources say that they may not meet the deadline to implement it in the next iPhones (following the usual Apple calendar would arrive in September 2019), so to see it would have to wait until 2020.
For now there are only rumors, but we can not ignore that Mac Otakara has some success in predicting future products based on the sources of its supply chain. Also, it’s not the first time we’ve heard that Apple plans to abandon Lightning in favor of the USB-C port for its upcoming iPhone models, especially since it decided to do so this year on the iPad Pro (2018).
It is not the first time we hear that Apple plans to abandon the Lightning connector in favor of the USB-C port for its upcoming iPhone models
The introduction of the USB-C port on the iPhone is something that many Apple users have been demanding for a long time. Beyond the advantages of adopting a standard widely used by other manufacturers, it is clear that the higher transfer speed and fast loading would be two virtues that would gain with this new port.
It is true that all current cables and accessories with Lightning connector would no longer be useful (as happened at the time with the 30-pin connector), but in return, we would greatly increase the compatibility with third-party accessories. And of course, many cables and adapters would no longer be necessary, starting with Lightning to USB-C, which must be used, for example, to connect the iPhone to the latest MacBooks.