Why the iPhone 8 deserves USB-C

The same report also adds that the next iPhone "would also do away with a physical home button".

Apple Inc. has chose to adopt a flexible display for one model of the new iPhone coming out this year and has ordered sufficient components to enable mass production, people familiar with the matter said. Beyond a new display, the same sources say Apple is planning other upgrades to differentiate the iPhone 8 from the iPhone 7. This would be a huge reversal for Apple, which usually prefers to use its own connectors in order to keep users locked into an ecosystem of Apple-approved accessories.

Instead, the new device (expected in September) might have a USB-C port - which would mean users would have to buy new chargers, docks and connectors, according to Wall Street Journal.

The Lightning connection on the iPhone may be dropped. USB Type-C on the other hand is being used extensively in the mobile industry. Currently, they need to purchase a USB A to USB-C adapter or a Lightning to USB-C cable. This iPhone is rumored to cost $1,000.


Technically, it would be possible for Apple to hedge its bets here: there is enough room in an iPad for the company to include both a Lightning and USB-C socket.

The company is also rumoured to be preparing a special premium edition iPhone, priced at over United States dollars 1,000, to mark the ten-year anniversary of the first iPhone. It would also make it the priciest mass-market phone ever put forward, and it'll be interesting to see if there's a theoretical limit to how much people will spend on a smartphone.

Cihra notes that while his new price target is a multiple of 16 times projected earnings, nevertheless it's just 12 times if you back out Apple's cash per share. The company recently removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and traditional USB Type-A ports from its MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks.

Apple has traditionally stuck to its proprietary ports for the iPhone so it goes without saying that it would be a big shift for the company to adopt USB Type-C.

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