Apple iPhone 12 series might be the last to have a Lightning port
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For Apple fans who are expecting the iPhone 12 series to feature a USB-C charging port instead of a Lightning port, you might need to stop wishing for it. It is said that the iPhone 12 series would still be using the Lightning port, but it will be the last series to have it. According to a tipster named Fudge on Twitter, the successors of the iPhone 12 series will go 'portless', which means that the devices will mainly depend on wireless charging to get powered up.
It is said that the Apple designers are aiming to remove most of the ports and buttons on the iPhones for a clean and streamlined device. That would also help users and manufacturers to avoid fewer potential hardware problems. Not long ago, the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also mentioned that the iPhones coming in 2021 will offer a 'complete wireless experience', so does it mean that users will need to cope with a new way to charge their iPhones?
Shame the USB-c prototype iPhone 12's arent making it to production. 1 more year of lightning— Fudge (@choco_bit) May 25, 2020
Oh well, at least smart connector on 13 series
Other than that, Fudge has also added that the iPhone 13 series or maybe iPhone 12s series will come with the Smart Connector. The use of it is to replace Lightning port and provide new ways to charge and transfer data. It is not a new technology as it has been used on some iPad models to connect accessories like a keyboard. However, it is mentioned that the Smart Connector is not that tough against water, so Apple might need to work on it if they want to maintain its iPhone water resistance rating.
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