Media: the Apple iPhone 8 plans to abandon the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C
In recent years, Apple has steadily reduced the number of interface connectors in the Mac. 13-inch MacBook Pro, released in 2012, there were eight, and models of a sample of 2016 – only five, and only two types: 3.5 mm universal audio Jack and USB-C, which serves both for charging, data transfer and connecting peripherals. What USB-C is considered the standard of the near future, which soon will be used in all modern devices, replacing the current interfaces.
According to UnicornOnTheCobb referring to informed sources, instead of the Lightning connector the next generation iPhone will be equipped with a USB type-C support fast-charging technology. In case of confirmation of this information, the iPhone 8 should be the first mobile device from Cupertino with the USB interface.
According to observers, Apple has several reasons for having to abandon the Lightning in favor of USB-C. the Company moved from 30-pin to Lightning for a number of reasons: higher capacity, higher speed data transfer, compact size, symmetry. USB-C combines all these qualities and provides a number of advantages, in particular support for faster charging and the ability to use the gadget with USB-C to charge the batteries of other devices. In addition, the USB-C can be used for almost anything: for connection of “flash drives”, monitors, external hard drives and other peripheral devices, for charging and to transfer videos, etc.
USB-C profitable as Lightning from the point of view of cost of accessories and in terms of convenience. Cables, docks, adapters will be compatible with all devices regardless of platform. Many puzzling is the fact that iPhone is not out of the box to connect to the latest models of Apple laptops.
Finally, another reason for kupertinovtsy go to USB-C – EU demand. This year the country has reached a preliminary agreement on introduction of the universal charger suitable to any mobile device, including smartphone.
iPhone 8 will debut in the fall of 2017, five years after the launch of the Lightning. This is enough to ensure that Apple could save face by abandoning the proprietary interface.