Will the Lightning port go bye bye?

Skoal

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Seeing as Apple is adopting wireless charging do you forsee a day when the iPhone will no longer have any ports?
 

Vermifuge

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I think most devices even some remote controls have some sort of service port... on the other hand i bet apple would like to improve its water resistance rating....
 

chfilm

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Not in the near future my guess, just alone for in the car.. I hope for usb c as an intermediary solution.
 

Vundu

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Why does everyone want USB-C? Isn’t the port bigger?

Surely everyone has an abundance of lightning cables by now.
 

danmart

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Why does everyone want USB-C? Isn’t the port bigger?
Yes, and that’s why Apple will never adopt it for iPhone in my opinion.

The lightning port will be around for 4-5 years yet, in my opinion. By then there should be enough cars with wireless CarPlay, for example.

Though a physical port is still very useful in case you need to recover a badly crashed device.
 

praterkeith

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Yes, and that’s why Apple will never adopt it for iPhone in my opinion.

The lightning port will be around for 4-5 years yet, in my opinion. By then there should be enough cars with wireless CarPlay, for example.

Though a physical port is still very useful in case you need to recover a badly crashed device.
If it gets to a point where I have to look at CarPlay as a requirement for a car that I buy, then I'll switch to Android.
 

Michael Scrip

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Why does everyone want USB-C? Isn’t the port bigger?

Surely everyone has an abundance of lightning cables by now.
People had an abundance of 30-pin cables too.

And 30-pin speaker docks!!! Actual hardware! :p

I understand what you're saying though.

But just imagine nearly everything using one type of plug. Laptops and phones/tablets sharing the same cables and chargers. And battery packs too. It would be a dream.

USB-C could finally make that dream a reality.

So I'd be willing to replace a few Lightning cables if my most important devices could use the same charger and cables.

I'd forget about Lightning cables faster than I forgot about 30-pin cables. :)

And yes... USB-C ports are slightly bigger. But the advantages I listed above would be worth it to me.
 
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