Tencent technology news, according to foreign media reports in June 23rd, with the AirPower wireless charging base may be listed in September this year, Bloomberg famous science and technology reporter Mark Gurman also said that Apple has considered the complete abolition of the iPhone X cable charging function.
According to Bloomberg report, Apple has considered canceling the wired charging system in the development of iPhone X. However, the feasibility of the technology is not high, because the speed of wireless charging is much slower than the traditional wire charging, and a wireless charger for the new iPhone will also increase the cost of the product.
Gurman also said that Apple had wanted to remove the Lightning interface that had been used for many years on iPhone. In the report, Gurman pointed out that the apple designers eventually wanted all the buttons and interfaces to disappear from the iPhone, although it could take many years.
A few years ago, it came to light that Apple's design director, Jony Ive, had set the ultimate goal for the company: to make the iPhone look like a piece of glass, and Apple had repeatedly stressed its desire to build a complete
Apple is now developing in the direction of wireless, such as products like AirPods and AirPower, or hardware such as W1 and W2. In addition, Apple has made a very controversial decision to remove the 3.5 millimeter headphone interface from the iPhone 7 and guide the user to the wireless headset.
Nevertheless, if Apple really removes the Lightning interface, it will cause more controversy. Because Lightning interface can not only be used for charging, but also for audio and data transmission, such as data synchronization between iPhone and Mac on PC.
Remove the Lightning interface and also make iPhone unable to connect with a large number of peripherals, including adapters, pedestals, external power supply, mobile power, keyboard, game handle, audio line, cable headset, and many other accessories authorized through apple MFI.
Of course, many of them can be replaced by wireless. For example, the Wi-Fi network can be used to synchronize iPhone data with iTunes, the headset can be wireless, the game handle can be connected through Bluetooth, and the charging can also be done by the wireless charging base.
Even the CarPlay vehicle system can now be connected to some types of vehicles by wireless means.
Of course, a lot of tests are needed to accomplish this change, like Apple's transformation from the original 30 - pin connection to the Lightning interface in 2012, and, of course, the removal of the 3.5 millimeter headphone interface from the iPhone 7. In the two changes, despite the dissatisfaction expressed by many users, they finally began to accept the reality and the debate gradually subsided.
It is also worth noting that even within the Apple Corp, there are many different ideas, and of course these ideas may never appear on the product.
For now, the use of Lightning interface by iPhone will last for several years. It is reported that Apple will be equipped with a faster 18W charger on the 2018 iPhone, and will be bundled with USB interface. (compiling / phonetic)