No USB Type-C for 2019 iPhones, Rumored to still feature the Lightning connector
Date: 12 Feb 2019
Apple had introduced the lightning connector back in 2012 with the launch of the iPhone 5. The company’s new charging connector was undoubtedly radical and had been in Apple’s product portfolio ever since. Six years passed, and the contemporaries have evolved from micro USB to USB Type-C for faster charging and data transfer speeds. Noticing the trend, Apple had also transformed all its MacBook lineups and the recently unveiled iPad Pro to USB Type-C. And, this significant change has derived to the conclusions that the upcoming iPhones might also be featuring the USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. Well, that might be not the case anymore, and Apple fans are disappointed, that’s because a new trusted report has surfaced online suggesting that the 2019 iPhones would also be stuck with the conventional lightning connector and not the USB Type-C. According to the report from Mactoakara, a trusted Japanese website has spilled some beans about the upcoming iPhones this year. The report has revealed that the trio of iPhones, which are releasing this year wouldn’t be featuring the USB-Type-C and is said to stick with the lightning connectors. And, what’s sadder is that Apple would still bundle the same 5W charger (USB-A to Lightning cable), which obviously doesn’t support Quick Charge. Apple had introduced Quick Charge and Wireless charge technology with the launch of iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X. However, didn’t provide the required adapter or cable in the retail box. And, that is believed due to cost-cutting despite the iPhone X had hit the 1000$ mark in 2017. The report suggests that this might be the case with this year’s iPhones as well. However, Apple provides all the necessary quick charge accessories such as 18W USB Type-C adapter, USB Type C to lightning connector cables to offer a quick charge to the latest iPhones through their online and retail stores, which are needed to be purchased separately that eventually burns the users pocket who have already bought the expensive iPhones. To conclude, though sticking to lightning connector seems to be cost-cutting, contemporaries shifting to USB Type C and other Apple products also featuring the same, it still is quite frustrating to settle with lightning connector for this iPhones as well. Stay tuned to PhoneTena for more interesting updates.