IPhone 8 Will Retain Lighting Port With Type-C Fast Charging

And with the USB-C connection provided by a Lightning port, a better listening experience with wired headphones will be provided as there's no longer a headphone jack on the iPhone and USB-C provides pretty nice sound output.

Reports reveal that six unlocked 16 GB and 64 GB variants of the iPhone SE of in gold, silver, rose gold and space gray were returned to Apple from Target stores along with two Sprint-bound iPhone SE handsets.

The current Lightning connector that was introduced with the iPhone 5 will use power management technology from Texas Instruments Inc. USB-C can send power through more quickly than old-style USB, meaning that phones can also be charged more quickly. Although, it's an old device, it can be called as new one because Apple never had this model in 32GB variant.

According to a research note written by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by MacRumors it comes down to fast charging.

Apple's forthcoming iPhone 8 won't come with a USB-C port and will instead continue to use the proprietary Lightning connector found in existing models. Plus, you'll need a whole new set of connectors to use it with your Macbook Pro. Also, like Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8, Apple will completely remove the Home button after years of development and as something users have expected for years.

This means that Apple will tweak on the internal components to integrate the USB Type-C port's "Type C Power Delivery", but will retain the physical Lightning connector.

It seems like Apple is already gearing up for the iPhone's 10th birthday with groundbreaking changes being considered for its next flagship model.

The USB Type-C is taking over the Android smartphones by storm. Of course, there would be changes in the power adapters too.

Apple may reportedly announce an iPhone SE with 128 GB storage at the event, although no other hardware modifications have been speculated. Hence, the iPhone 8/iPhone X could ultimately end up disappointing numerous users who expect the smartphone device to be flawless in every sense.

  • Carolyn Briggs