Apple iPhone 9 Rumored To Replace Lightning Port With USB Type-C


Apple is gearing up to launch the next-generation iPhones in September. According to reports, Apple will most likely eliminate the use of the lightning cable to pave way for the USB Type-C port from the upcoming iPhone 9. If the report is to be believed, you can expect the addition of USB Type-C port in the iPhone 9 and above.

It is to be noted that the USB Type-C is the new standard when it comes to fast charging technology. You will be able to get replacements in case if your cable got damaged. There is no surprise if Apple integrates the USB Type-C port into the upcoming iPhones. It remains to be seen as to how Apple will infuse the technology since it requires alteration of internal circuit boards.

Based on rumors, Apple is scheduled to release a wide range of new iPhones models. You can expect a standard iPhone with LED display and another one with an OLED display. The company is also planning to release iPhone X Plus with a large display in addition to a mini variant of the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch display.

There is also a possibility of Apple introducing a Lightning port to Type-C adapter so that existing users can work with the new port Moreover, the Cupertino-based tech giant could also bundle a USB Type-C to lightning port to enable upcoming iPhone users to work with the lightning port.

According to reliable sources, Apple is also working to release the new iPads with USB Type-C port. However, you will have to wait until March 2019 for the launch of the next iPhone.

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We also have reports that Apple will retain both lightning and Type-C port but the possibility is bleak. Will Apple integrate USB Type-C port along with the iPhone SE 2? We have to wait and watch.

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