Apple Designers Considered Removing Lightning Port From iPhone X

By Juste

June 22, 2018 iPhone 7 No comments

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Apple has already do away with the headphone jack on the iPhone and now it looks like they are also planning to remove the lightning port from the device some time in the future.

We heard yesterday that Apple’s wireless charger for the iPhone is expected to launch in September, the news came in a report from Bloomberg Mark Gurman. The report has also revealed that Apple designed considered removing the Lightning port on the iPhone X.

During the development of the iPhone X, Apple weighed removing the wired charging system entirely. That wasn’t feasible at the time because wireless charging was still slower than traditional methods. Including a wireless charger with new iPhones would also significantly raise the price of the phones.

Apple is apparently planning to remove all external ports from the iPhone, although this will apparently happen over the next few years. It is lucky that Apple did niot decide to do this with the iPhone X as their wireless charger has nto launched yet.

We are not expecting the Lightning port to be removed on this years iPhone X, there will be three versions of the handset launching in September or October. One with a 6.1 inch LCD display, one with a 5.8 inch OLED display and another model with a 6.5 inch OLED display.

Source Bloomberg, MacRumors

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