No Changes Coming to Apple Charging Cable for iPhone 8

Apple analyst Tim Bajarin told Mashable that he feels the move is inevitable saying, 'I have no doubt they will eventually unify all connectors around USB-C. But all is not lost. So, naturally, we assumed Apple might ditch its Lightning connector for USB Type-C. USB-C, as implemented in Apple's hardware, is versatile, provides power to the laptop, allows for fast data transfer speeds for external storage drives and can even drive multiple monitors.

Now, this is a direct contradiction to popular Apple analyst Ming Kuo's reports. The internal components of USB'S ports are just as compact as the Lightning Port. Apple can use the USB-C in the phones and tablets without worrying about the device being thick. In order to achieve that goal, we think Apple (US) will adopt TI's (US) power management and Cypress's (US) Power Delivery chip solutions for the new iPhone models. Kuo also offered some clarification on that report, suggesting that the iPhone 8 could actually have a USB-C connector for the power cord rather than a "port", which was what the WSJ called it. It is also rumored that the device will consist of a 5.8-inch screen, a more powerful and larger battery, and facial depth recognition technology.




Retaining the Lightning port also means that Apple gets to keep generating income from its lucrative MFi program.

This baffling report likely hinted that Apple was planning to change the connector on its power adapters and would bundle USB-C to Lightning cables with future iPhones, but caused many to speculate that the firm could dump its proprietary port in favour of the universal standard. But that, notes Kuo, is a niche application for the iPhone, which eliminates the need for the company to persuade buyers that it's worth spending a lot more money for new cables and accessories for a technology most don't need and will never fully use. The launch of the iPhone 5 in 2012 nearly made the connector useless were it not for adapters sold that still made it possible to use the connector. Three phones are thought to be in development using 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch form factors.

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