Apple’s new iPhone 12 vary broke speed records and it now appears set to interrupt sales records as properly. That mentioned, we now know Apple has a much more radical (and controversial) new iPhone in growth.
Confirming particulars he first leaked in May, widespread Apple insider Jon Prosser has revealed that Apple is certainly constructing a next-generation iPhone which might be utterly portless, charging solely through MagSafe. Prosser made this assertion first on Twitter, earlier than going into extra element on his Front Page Tech present on YouTube.
“Not all iPhones subsequent yr might be port-less, however one might be… the transition is going on,” he defined. “MagSafe is the bridge between lightning and [portless]. It’s additionally the way in which Apple can maintain issues considerably proprietary with out giving in to one thing as common as USB-C.”
Whereas this information is more likely to polarize opinion, Prosser states his sources have been rock strong about this growth for months now. Given the constructive reception to the introduction of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 lineup, a portless iPhone additionally makes much more sense than it did again in Might.
That mentioned, the large drawback is velocity. At present, MagSafe maxes out at simply 15W and charging on the go is more likely to be a irritating expertise if Apple doesn’t improve this. The corporate additionally might do with growing speeds for suitable Qi-wireless chargers since this widespread business commonplace (able to 15W) is capped to only 7.5W (and in some circumstances 5W) on the iPhone 12 vary.
That mentioned, I anticipate Apple to go all in and make this portless new iPhone its subsequent flagship mannequin. In any case, an iPhone 13 Professional Max already has the longest battery life within the vary and Apple can use the area saved from eradicating the Lightning port to suit a good bigger battery and mitigate on-the-go charging fears. Anticipate Apple to additionally comply with the instance of the iPhone 12 Professional Max and once more restrict the vary’s finest cameras to the iPhone 13 Professional Max. Mixed with the (closely leaked) 120Hz ProMotion LPTO display, the return of Touch ID and a massive storage increase and iPhone followers may be satisfied to ditch their cables.
And, if Apple actually can get its huge buyer base to leap from a proprietary wired charging commonplace to a proprietary wi-fi charging commonplace, it’s going to have secured a licence to print cash for years to come back.
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