Apple will ditch the Lightning cable on the iPhone 8 and instead switch to USB-C when it releases its new phone in September 2017, claims the Wall Street Journal.
In a report on the iPhone 8 and what we can expect to see the WSJ states that according to a source the new iPhone will feature a “USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector.”
Now on the surface this actually makes a considerable amount of sense.
Apple’s new MacBook and MacBook Pro both exclusively feature USB-C ports, ditching USB, microSD and HDMI altogether.
It would also signal a rare moment of unity as in addition to Apple almost every major smartphone manufacturer is behind USB-C, while companies like B, GoPro and even Nintendo with the Switch console have also made a commitment to using it.
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