iPhone 8 expected to integrate USB Type-C port by ditching lightning port

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Apple will reportedly ditch Lightning port in the upcoming iPhone 8 and will replace with USB Type-C port. According to reports, the alleged iPhone 8 will not ship with a lightning port. Instead, it will ship with USB Type-C port not only for charging and data syncing but also for audio. If rumors are to be believed, you can expect a smartphone similar to that of the LeEco Le 2, which also ships with the same port for both charging and audio.

We also have credible information that the iPhone 8 will not bear a physical home button. On the display front, you can expect integration of an OLED display. Based on reports, the Cupertino-based company had already placed orders with supply chain companies for the mass production of the iPhone 8.

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Apple is gearing up to launch three models of iPhone in 2017. While the first two models will be same as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the third variant will be a special anniversary edition with an improved design and premium specifications. You can expect the integration of a glass body and a flexible OLED display. Moreover, you can also expect a dedicated area with backlit keys for simplified navigation.

Rewinding back, Apple unveiled lightning port in 2012 after ditching the vintage 30-pin dock connector port found in iPod. We have an iPod, which we purchased in 2012 and it includes the retro port.

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