Apple iPhone 8 Will Come With USB-C Connector

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Not only would a Lightning port keep MFi profit coming in and be a slightly slimmer port on the device, but Apple could also include fast charging with a Lightning to USB-C cable and tout that as a new feature of its 2017 iPhone models. However, an analyst is refuting those claims stating that all three new iPhones this year will continue using the Lightning port.

It's been rumored for a while that the iPhone 8 would be a revolutionary product. Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities put a different spin on the report, as he believes it's not an either/or situation, but one of both... sort of. Only the latter version will feature the anticipated OLED display.

Other reports claim that the upcoming iPhone 8 will come with a curved, edge-to-edge screen. It also allows your devices to charge.

While Apple might well be planning to introduce OLED displays, eliminating the Lightning connector and replacing it with USB-C won't happen.

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Meet USB-C: The Wonder Jack. And with the USB-C connection provided by a Lightning port, a better listening experience with wired headphones will be provided as there's no longer a headphone jack on the iPhone and USB-C provides pretty nice sound output. In essence, Apple will expand on the specification of its Lightning port to implement the power delivery aspect of USB Type-C. The Lightning port's design is a bit slimmer than that of the USB Type-C port, which should help with that. This will hold true only if Apple doesn't announce any iPads with the same ports.

The Lightning connector is proprietary for Apple. The launch of the iPhone 5 in 2012 nearly made the connector useless were it not for adapters sold that still made it possible to use the connector.

The iPhone 8 glance set to be one of the most striking smartphones to date.

Sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal have said that the iPhone 8 will sport the company's first curved display.

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