Next iPhones will replace Lightning connector with USB-C

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The same report also adds that the next iPhone "would also do away with a physical home button". Apple will have to turn to Samsung to get these displays, at least at first, as Samsung is the only company capable of manufacturing them in sufficient quantities for a device as popular as the iPhone.

What do you think of this possible change from Apple?

To begin, I'd like to name and then ignore the obvious benefit of USB-C, namely that it's a universally accepted connector. The company is also reportedly making an iterative "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" upgrade this year that will feature the same body externally with some internal upgrades.

An Apple spokeswoman declined Fortune's request for comment on the Journal report. The tech giant originally introduced lightning charging cable on its iPhone 5 back in 2012. USB-C isn't just becoming the standard for Apple, it's quickly becoming the standard across a wide ecosystem of gadgets - from most new Android phones to things like the Nintendo Switch. This would allow the company to bundle USB-C to Lightning cables with next-generation iPhones.

This controversy began early on Tuesday morning, when The Wall Street Journal published an article updating its take on where Apple is going with the new iPhone. Hence, expect the display screen on iPhone 8 to look unlike anything ever experienced on its predecessors. Popularly referred to as iPhone 8, Apple's upcoming flagship is expected to arrive during September 2017.

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A RUMOUR THAT IS PROBABLY NOT TRUE suggests that the iPhone 8 might dump Apple's proprietary Lightning connector in favour of a USB-C port.

The move would obviously make plenty of sense.

Apple created some waves previous year when they removed almost every legacy port on their MacBook Pro opting for all USB-C ports.

Lightning is compact, supports USB 3.0, and now that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don't have traditional 3.5 mm headphone jacks, is the only way to connect wired headphones.

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