Could the next iPhone come with USB-C?

Posted March 03, 2017

In Apple's latest laptops, the MacBook and MacBook Pro, they've all been replaced by USB-C ports - a move that a year ago prompted an outcry from Mac users annoyed that they would need new cables and dongles to connect older hardware.

There are a variety of reasons I believe this, chief among them: compatibility with existing products and Lightning's relatively recent arrival as a replacement for the old 30-pin connector. First, there was an oddly-worded WSJ story that seemed to indicate that Apple was switching to USB-C (although we're not totally convinced about that), but now a respected analyst is claiming the Lightning port is staying but with a new trick. Even before the iPhone 7 was announced, reports were coming out that the 2017 model was the one that was really going to blow everyone away. However, he clarified that he doesn't expect Apple to ditch the Lightning port in favor of the industry standard USB-C port.

The iPhone 8 is expected to boast of a curved design and wireless charging - on top of its stainless steel frame.

Kuo notes that while the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and 8 will all feature the fast charging support, the OLED-equipped iPhone 8 "may have a faster charging speed thanks to a 2-cell L-shaped battery pack design".

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The update is also Apple's first move into super-detailed OLED screens, which are able to show off higher resolutions and more attribute than the LCD displays now used in previous iPhone devices.

Every iPhone that Apple launches in 2017 will feature Lightning connectors with USB-C Power Delivery technology for faster charging, according to a new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The third will be the tenth anniversary edition and will use an OLED display. The report from Wall Street Journal says iPhone 8 will come with a "curved display".

DisplayMate Technologies president Raymond Soneira talked about the rumored screen of the iPhone 8 in an interview with Forbes. The Type-C Power Delivery is able to transfer up to 100 watts of power and up to 10Gbps of data so it is possible that not only all iPhone 8 models are charged quickly, but when you plug in these next-gen devices for data transferring, they could transfer that data at a much quicker pace compared to its predecessors. The popular rumor making the rounds is that there will be 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhone.