No, Apple Isn't Dropping Lighting for USB-C on the iPhone 8

He also says that the power management technologies (the cable) will be changed by Apple in order to incorporate fast charging.

Apple has clarified based on Kuo's claims that even though the new iPhone 8 would be adopting the new age USB-C Fast charging technology, it would retain the lightning port as well. Devices that still use Lightning connectors can transfer data at USB 2.0 speeds while Lightning to USB-C cable supports USB 3.0 speeds. Although this is an inch bigger than the screen of Apple iPhone 7, the new handset employs very conservative bezels on the side, which balances out the large screen.

This wouldn't be the Cupertino company's first foray into the realms of USB C, however, with the connection port already in place on the company's current MacBook Pro line. Owners feared that they would have to change all of their accessories over again, just like when Apple introduced the Lightning connector with the iPhone 5.

Apple's upcoming new iPhone models will stick with the company's proprietary connector-the Lightning port-for charging and exchanging data, a leading analyst reported.

The iPhone 8 is set to make a huge splash later this year, especially when this marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. However, it seems far, far more likely than Apple putting a USB-C connector on one of its iOS devices.

It looks like Apple's next iPhone cable will switch to USB Type-C, rather than the next iPhone itself. This includes the newly designed iPhone 8, as well as the long-rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus". Interestingly, competitor Samsung is reported to be providing the initial supply of OLED screens to Apple.

Although T-Mobile is writing in bold pink letters that the iPhone 7 will be available for free, it won't exactly come without any cost. The same report also added that the next iPhone "would also do away with a physical home button".

Comment and let us know if you are still looking forward to the announcement of Apple's next-generation iPhone model.

The iPhone 8 (concept pictured) is the star of Apple's 2017 releases but a new iPhone model may be coming much sooner.

  • Arturo Norris