Apple is building an iPhone with no physical connection ports
Apple is embracing a fully wireless future, with new iPhones slated to ditch physically connection and power ports altogether.
The new phones would rely on wireless headphones connected via Bluetooth, as well as wireless charging pads. While current iPhones support wireless charging, phones still come with a physical port at the bottom of the phone.
Apple’s first totally wireless phone isn’t slated to arrive before 2021, says famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities. According to Kuo, Apple will drop its Lightning port within the next two years and simply not replace it.
Many people expected Apple to ultimately ditch its proprietary Lightning port in favour of smarter USB-C connections, however according to Kuo, that’s no longer the case.
The main problem Apple will face is that wireless charging is currently nowhere near as quick as wired charging. Considering the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro comes with a fast-charging USB-C charger in the box, releasing anything that charges much slower that would be seen as a step backwards.
Analysts also suggested that Apple is once again working on a new budget-friendly Apple iPhone SE2. That new phone would be announced in the first half of 2021, and come with either a 5.5 or 6.1-inch screen (complete with notch).
It’s also expected that all future iPhone models will be 5G compatible.