The next generation of iPhones may come equipped with all sorts of new cutting-edge features, but it will still be lagging behind the rest of the mobile world in one major aspect, according to a new report.More news: Beijing expresses anger at US Navy mission through disputed South China Sea
While there might be at least some level of truth to the USB-C iPhone rumours that continue to circulate, it looks like the 2019 version of Apple's flagship smartphone won't be ditching lightning.
About a month ago, a rumor said that Apple might do the unthinkable with the iPhone 11 by replacing the Lightning port with a USB-C port, just like it did with the iPad Pro past year and just like the ports found on all of Apple's MacBook laptops these days. But recently, rumors of 2019 iPhones complete with USB-C ports have begun swirling around. On top of that, given that USB-C supports much faster charging speeds, Apple would likely have to place the 18W USB-C that ships with the iPad Pro in the iPhone box as well. Replacing Lightning with USB-C would also require a USB-C EarPods in the iPhone box. Apple could choose to keep the Lightning port, yet still give its customers an out-of-the-box solution to compatibility issues that arise with other USB-C devices. But iPhone battery size has increased, which means using the same old Lightning cable with a 5W adapter takes longer to charge than in years past.More news: Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani out of Manchester United match
Apple's iPhone series has stayed loyal to the Lightning connector ever since it was first introduced in 2012.More news: Teenager, 18, finally gets vaccinations and attacks his anti-vaxxer parents