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Lightning port may be the next feature of Apple “kills” – Back: Jerusalem

Lightning port may be the next feature of Apple "kills" - Back: Jerusalem

There have been ports for power and / or data cables since the mobile phone was created, with different designs depending on the season. At this point Apple is on track with its ownership standards. In 2012, the company decided to replace the 30-pin connector with lightning. The current trend is to “kill” the current format and leave the future iPhone 13 without such interference.

Long-term rumors and the introduction of the MagSafe feature – for wireless charging – make the opportunity even closer, according to the CNET website. According to the naming criteria of the iPhone 12 family, the next generation – possibly the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max will no longer have the Lightning port – will be reduced to the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini.

The wireless charging system integrated by Apple supports a matrix with magnets compatible with the iPhone 12 on the Magsafe disk. So, leave the smartphone on a circular surface and wait for confirmation that the battery is full.

The trend is that Apple will not insert any ports in the future as it improves this functionality for the future. The perspective is similar to that of Gartner’s senior analyst Tung Hui Nguyen.

“Wireless technologies have reached a mature level where the portless device is more viable than ever.”

Tung Hui Nguyen

Senior Lead Analyst at Gartner

In particular, physical ports perform three main functions: charging, data transfer, and audio output. Apple has been consistently successful in launching wireless alternatives to each of these needs.

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To store files, the company developed AirDrop and iCloud. When it comes to sound, it introduced the first generation wireless airpods in 2016. Now MagSafe closes these three as a charging solution. It remains to be seen what the plans of the Cupertino giant will be for the future of its mobile phones.

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