Gotta love the rumor monger. Circling the interwebs this morning are reports Apple will get rid of their Lightning cable for USB Type-C.
Details on the “Apple Lightning Cable USB-C Rumor”
According to Wall Street Journal, the next iteration of iPhones will feature a”USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector.” As The Verge explains, WSJ’s vague wording doesn’t clarify whether this could mean the Lightning cable will be nixed specifically on the iPhone.
USB-C has already been incorporated to products released in the last year including the latest MacBook line. A move like this would be quite different by Apple who seems to be a pioneer in trying new tech regardless of mass appeal. Anyway, it is also important to note this rumor could be talking about Apple’s power adapters which could gain a USB-C port. The Verge figures this could work as the USB-A at the end of charging cables which would be replaced by the USB-C allowing users to charge these items while using their MacBooks.
TBH, I wouldn’t be completely surprised if Apple did in fact make this move. The Lightning cable headphones/charger combo is still something many people are grappling with. Often, many iPhone 7 users (if not all that I’ve encountered) do not have their dongle on them because they just don’t remember it.
As of yet, this is all hearsay, but we will keep you posted with any updates regarding the whole “Apple Lightning Cable USB-C” rumor.