Apple, a Cupertino based tech giant, is well-known for its ever-developing iPhone brand that keeps on introducing innovative features every year forcing others to follow its footprints. For instance, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shocked the entire smartphone market back in 2016 by removing the headphone jack and relying entirely on wireless technology. We saw other manufacturers without headphone jacks later on.
This time, Apple is reportedly working on to vanish the charging port for the upcoming iPhone models in an effort to stay in line with their policy of “Going Wireless”. The removal of headphone jack shows how Apple started a revolution in the industry and the introduction of wireless charging exclusively is bound to do that as well.
Next Generation of iPhone Without Charging Port
Not to mention, Apple uses Lightning Port – a connector designed exclusively for Apple smartphones by Apple themselves, to be used as iPhone’s charging port.
However, Mark Gurman, one of Bloomberg’s famous journalists, has reported a story claiming that Apple is planning to abandon the Lightning Port in favour of wireless charging exclusively. He quoted a leak that showcases the upcoming iPhone X Plus 2018 without a charging port.
The report says:
Apple designers eventually hope to remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone, including the charger, according to people familiar with the company’s work. During the development of the iPhone X, Apple weighed removing the wired charging system entirely. That wasn’t feasible at the time because wireless charging was still slower than traditional methods. Including a wireless charger with new iPhones would also significantly raise the price of the phones.
Mark has further revealed that one of the major reasons behind Apple not ditching the Lighting Port as a whole is their failure to counter the flaws in their upcoming high-powered wireless charging platform called AirPower. So, it is likely to stay with Lightning Port until the AirPower’s charging efficiency matches that of Fast Wired Charging.
Question arises, how consumers would react to ‘forced sale’ of AirPower by Apple as they’ll have no other option but to purchase one. Express your views in the comments section below.