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iPhone 8 Could Adopt the USB-C Interface and Ditch Lightning Altogether

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Feb 28, 2017
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Apple has had a nasty habit of killing ports before the public is ready for it and according to one report, it looks like the iPhone 8 might not feature a Lightning port anymore; it might get replaced with a far more advanced port.

New Report Claims That Apple Might Drop the Company’s Lightning Port in Favor of the Industry’s Standard Type-C USB Port

Switching from a Lightning port to the Type-C USB port on the upcoming iPhone 8 has been suggested by a new report from The Wall Street Journal, showing that the smartphone lineup might adopt the same interface as the one present on 12-inch MacBook. However, what seems to be bothering us right now is that why would Apple go through all the trouble to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack and use a Lightning port to remove that proprietary port and replace it with something else.

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The removal of the Lightning port would mean that Apple would not be able to generate revenue in the form of royalties from the manufacturers that produce a wide range of Lightning port accessories such as data cables, storage peripherals, and audio products, so from a business perspective, it might not be the greatest of ideas.

That very same report states that the iPhone 8 will also come with a curved OLED display, but no updates have been provided regarding the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus meaning that these two devices could retain the regular LCD panels that Apple has been using for quite a while now. However, the great thing about 2017 is that all three models have been rumored to come with support for wireless charging, which is a flexible approach to help consumers get over their nostalgia of the iPhone not featuring a headphone any longer.

The iPhone 8 is also expected to get rid of the Touch ID interface and replace it with an iris scanner, as well as a ‘function area’ in place of the home button that could behave in the same manner as the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro family. Continue to take this report with a pinch of salt and we will update you on when more reports start coming in.

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