Apple’s lightning charging cable served us for more than seven years. And soon could be the time to say goodbye to it by 2021.
The company may ditch the charging cable and port on its premium iPhone models in 2021. Ming-Chi Kou, a top Apple Analyst with TF international Securities said on a report.
Goodbye to Apple’s lightning charging cable?
The company will instead opt for a wireless device as it aims to differentiate the more expensive iPhone models. Kou said, Apple already makes wireless charging for iPhone 8.
Kou’s report estimates that Apple will release five new iPhone models next year. He predicts the company will release a 4.7-inch model in the first half of the year and four 5G-enabled versions — 5.4 and 6.1 inches lower-end models and 6.1 and 6.7 higher-end models — in the second half of the year.
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Apple did not respond to a comment on this story.
The move to get rid of the lightning cable on some models would be a significant change. And they could use a boost, although the iPhone still remains as Apple’s single biggest source of revenue.
This is just predictions but we may face it in the future as other competitors now offer wireless charging on their devices already.