The iOS 13 beta is already on the most adventurous devices and leaves clues of what to expect from the next iPhone. Raphael Mouton has left on his Twitter an image of the recovery screen of his iPhone showing us a USB-C cable.
The image we can see indicates that we should connect iPhone to iTunes. But most interesting is the presence of a USB-C cable instead of the usual Lightning.
Is this where Apple gives us a USB-C jack on the iPhone?
Apple has long been rumored to abandon its Lightning slot in favor of USB-C. This type of rumor has been constant in recent years, but so far has never materialized.
Now that iOS 13 itself mentions this entry, the expectation is even higher for the presence of the USB-C slot in the new iPhone XI. If this change comes to fruition, greater consistency is formed across Apple's entire portfolio.
USB-C input is already part of other Apple products. Just missing the iPhone!
One of the first Apple devices to migrate to USB-C was the Macbook Pro. Then, too, the iPad Pro had similar treatment. This scenario creates inconsistency in the company's portfolio as, for example, you cannot directly connect your iPhone to your Macbook Pro.
Therefore, it makes perfect sense that iPhone also uses a USB-C port. In addition to higher loading speeds, this input enables data transfer between devices.
What will be the future of Lightning?
Since Apple makes a lot of money on accessories, it seems unlikely that the Lightning entry will be completely abandoned. That should not be Apple's strategy, at least not immediately. If so, it should be a gradual transition.
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