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Apple might ditch Lightning port and switch to USB-C for iPhone 8

Apple is all set to change their usual trend with Apple iPhone 8 and people in the know expect that there will be some radical change in design. According to Wall Street Journal the Lightning port will be replaced by a USB-C.

The rumor mill has been working overtime where iPhone 8 is concerned, and the latest rumor churned out of there has to do with Apple’s proprietary Lightning port. It seems that the days of the Lightning port may be numbered.

Apple is all set to change their usual trend with Apple iPhone 8 and people in the know expect that there will be some radical change in design. Though some of them are quite welcome changes, the news about the Lightning port is quite surprising. According to Wall Street Journal the Lightning port will be replaced by a USB type C port. The USB-C is very common and is increasingly used in Android devices as well as laptops.

USB Type C vs Apple’s Lightning Connector
USB Type C vs Apple’s Lightning Connector. Image Source: Pocketnow.com.

But there is so reason to think that Apple is dumping the Lightning port completely. They introduced this type of port with iPhone 5 and they have only recently licensed the ports so that accessory makers can endeavor to design accessories compatible with this port. They have also released the Lightning EarPods only recently. So, it would make very little sense to get rid of the port completely.

So, experts speculate that it is more likely that the USB-A available in iPhone will be switched by the better and newer USB-C. Apple is big on custom technology so their switching their proprietary tech to use a generic technology seems very outlandish. The iPhone 8 is also expected to be equipped with a curved OLED display. iPhone 8 is highly anticipated and will be a premium smartphone with a premium price which will be more than $1000.

(Reporting by Mohith Agadi and Ananya Dutta; Editing by Zainab Asif)

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