http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/ipho...ew-features-patents-schematics-apple-3630720/7) Remaining rumours: USB-C port? Unlikely. 3D screen: no. Curved display: probably not. Flexible display: nope. Edge-to-edge screen: yes, quite possibly. Wireless charging: quite possibly. Better waterproofing: a reasonable bet. No headphone jack: quite possibly. Dual camera: quite possibly.
The history of standards, interfaces, and connectors says otherwise. There has never been one standard cable for "everything" - there will always be new capabilities not anticipated by/practical to add to existing standards, there will always be older hardware. A particular maker will want to add a distinctive feature to their devices that other members of the standards-setting group do not want to add to the existing standard, or don't want to add "quite yet."At some point Android and Windows are going to have a single port for everything, and using Apple is going to seem like a hassle.
I'm really really confused about Apple's I/O choices right now. Lightning has essentially no business being in their Magic Keyboard and Mouse. Why double down like that?
And I see no reason for it even existing at this point when they could populate all of their laptops, tablets, and phones with USB-C ports (USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3). Even their highest end MacBook Pro could utilize it for power (I believe it is specced to supply a maximum of 100 watts, far more than what a modern workstation laptop requires). I love MagSafe, but I'd love a single port for everything (including headphones) far more.
I want to purchase a 2016 iPhone and a 2016 Macbook of some sort, but the I/Os requiring adapters or asymmetrical cables is completely bonkers at this point. Jobs would aim for elegance, not this confused hodgepodge that is Apple in 2016.
At some point Android and Windows are going to have a single port for everything, and using Apple is going to seem like a hassle.
They did it for MacBooks instead of staying with a more proprietary connector.I highly doubt it. They won't go usb c for the same reason they didn't go micro usb. They can't make money off it. With lightning they are able to make money on licensing fees and exclusive accessories.