New iPhones Won’t Kill Off the Lightning Port
Recent speculation indicated that Apple could give up on the Lightning port and use USB-C on the 2019 iPhone generation, and while such an approach makes sense given similar changes already happened on the iPad lineup, this won’t be the case.
This is according to a report from Japanese site Macotakara, who writes that Apple not only that will stick with Lightning for the 2019 iPhones, but also that it will continue offering its painfully-slow 5W charger in the box.
iPhones will continue to boast fast charging, but not with the adapter included in the box. This means users will have to spend extra on a faster charger, and this is supposed to be a cost-saving measure for Apple.
While Apple could obviously be able to cut the final cost of new iPhones, it’s not yet known if the company wants to use this approach in order to lower the price customers have to pay as well.