Many smartphones have already made the swap to utilizing a USB-C port resulting from a spread of advantages it brings over Micro-USB. Apple has to this point caught to utilizing a Lightning port on the iPhone, and apparently that is not going to vary.
As AppleInsider studies, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just lately wrote a specs forecast concerning future iPhone fashions. As a part of that forecast Kuo famous, “The market expects the iPhone to desert Lightning in favor of USB-C and equip the ability button with the Contact ID sensor … Our newest survey signifies that there isn’t a visibility on the present schedule for the iPhone to undertake these two new specs.”
So no matter how a lot shoppers might need a swap to USB-C, it appears as if Apple is ready to proceed counting on Lightning. As to why, Kuo believes it primarily comes right down to the impression switching to USB-C would have on the worthwhile Made for iPhone (MFi) program. USB-C additionally carries a decrease specification for waterproofing than Lightning, so in that sense it might be a downgrade for the iPhone.
Kuo goes on to counsel that as a substitute of switching, Apple may simply proceed to make use of Lightning till it is able to ship a portless iPhone that is completely reliant on MagSafe for charging. We have already seen a number of portless smartphone designs showing, however as occurred with the headphone jack, it is not till Apple decides to do it that everybody else follows.