Although Apple only releases a new iPhone every year, the rumor cycle around the new iPhone is the rhythm of the year. Basically, every time a new generation of iPhones is released, the rumors or leaks of the next-generation iPhone will not continue to pay for. The rumors about Apple's new products, the so-called breaking news in recent years, a lot of accuracy, it is not easy to say, but they will always be well known, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is one of them.
Recently, Mark Gulman once again published the latest rumors about Apple's next-generation iPhone at Bloomberg. He said that the next-generation iPhone that Apple is currently testing is designed with a USB Type-C interface instead of the traditional Lightning interface.
According to reports, according to people familiar with the matter, Apple has tested some versions of the new iPhone in 2019. Some of them have adopted the USB-C interface, and Apple has plans to replace the interface at one time. In other words, the Lightning interface, born in 2012, may be abandoned in 2019, using the industry-standard USB-C interface.
For any machine friend who is concerned about industry trends, the USB-C interface is no longer unfamiliar. The industry generally believes that the USB-C interface will be the connection port for next-generation devices, because this interface has many advantages, in addition to being able to forward and reverse, it also provides high transmission speed and high power transmission. However, in the entire smartphone industry, every Android phone manufacturer except the iPhone has a USB-C interface.
Unified, universal USB-C connectivity has long been available on Android smartphones. Many tablet, laptop or desktop products also offer a USB-C interface, but the transfer protocol is USB, while others are USB. It is Thunderbolt. In fact, in recent years, even Apple has begun to promote the USB-C interface on its own laptops and tablets.
Therefore, many analysts believe that since the move of the new iPad Pro to the USB-C interface has already marked a small step forward in the connectivity of Apple's mobile devices, this may mean that Apple intends to use the iPhone internally. With the USB-C interface, the use of various products in the Apple Eco will be much easier, and users no longer need to purchase a variety of converter accessories.
If Apple releases a new generation of iPhones with a USB-C interface in 2019, perhaps this decision can be said to be an exciting change, not only will users be happy with this, no need to prepare multiple cables for different interfaces, The same is true for accessory manufacturers.
Of course, using the USB-C interface on the iPhone may still be relatively stubborn for Apple. After all, Apple's long-standing approach to sticking to a unique interface is essentially to gain more control and to earn more through authorization. More profit, after all, how big the entire Apple ecosystem is, and why most third-party Mfi-certified devices sell more expensive.