One of the new iphone models, which are expected to be presented in September, will probably be equipped with an OLED display. Rumors have been there for a long time, according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has decided to make a final decision. Interestingly, however, is a very different part of the article. Because OLED is really old hat. New, however, is that the next iphone should come without a lightning connection. This would mean that Apple will adopt this standard after 5 years.
In its place is USB-C, the new standard for USB ports, which has been found in Android devices for a long time, but is also not entirely new to Apple. The 12-inch MacBook came with a USB C port, the 2016 MacBook Pro followed this example and offers almost only USB C connectors (except 3.5 mm headset-). So the time would fit well, 5 years you could use the iphone with the old 30-pin connector.
However, Apple adopted the iphone 7 from the 3.5 mm jack plug for headsets. Users who have opted into the lightning-connected headphones would be stuck with an iphone upgrade this year, and would be relocated to non-usable headphones. In general, the Lightning headphone industry is just starting to ride so that the time may not be the cheapest.
However, the Wall Street Journal does not reveal in which models USB TYPE C is to be used. Should Apple actually bring 3 models, the “normal” iphones might still come with the lightning connection. But that’s all speculation. What about you, should Apple prefer to switch to USB-C or to keep lightning?