Does Apple cut the lightning port for USB-C overboard? Does the new iPhone come with a chic Curved OLED display like the Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung? The latest generation of Apple’s iPhone will probably be presented only in the fall, but already now the rumored kitchen cooks properly. Apple keeps itself covered as usual.
IPhone 8 top model with Curved OLED display
The rumor that the next iPhone generation would consist of three devices – two with LCD display and a much more expensive OLED model – is not new. And according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the notes are now condensed that Apple has already requested samples of flexible displays at Samsung to equip the iPhone 8 top model with a Curved OLED display. In the course of this step, the physical home button could also be omitted and replaced by a functional area under or directly in the display.
The YouTube Channel ConceptsiPhone, by the way, was already thinking about how such an iPhone could look like in the middle of January:
IPhone 8 with USB-C
Apple’s love for its own ports incompatible with devices from other manufacturers is notorious. For 10 years each iPhone had only a Dock connector and later over a Lightning port. USB, however, shone by absence. As a semi-official justification for this proceeding, it was always true that USB does not have all the necessary capabilities that Apple would like to give to its devices – e.g. Video output.
It seems, however, that the signs of time have also been recognized in Cupertino. The WSJ continued to report that Apple’s next generation of iPhones will have a USB TYPE-C port for the network connection and other peripherals instead of the well-known Lightning Connector. This does not seem to be quite absurd. After all, Apple’s USB-C has already been introduced to its MacBooks and both connectors are similar in terms of form factor and features.
On the other hand it would be just as good, writes The Verge that Apple maintains the Lightning Connector on the iPhone itself and only the old USB-A plug on the power supply side of the charging cable renewed. This also has some advantages: Apple users could charge their phone directly from the MacBook and would have to Obendrein no new accessories purchase.