The iPhone 8 is the center of rumours nowadays in the entire smartphone world. We’re getting reports about the features of the phone every day. Some are plain rumours with nothing to believe, some are solid. Recently we had updated our readers with the features that are expected in the upcoming iPhone 8, and now we have another report from a credible source that said the Apple Inc. might have decided on letting go of their exclusive ‘lightning’ charger and will sport a USB-C port instead.
Apple had moved on from its large charger to the ’lightning’ charger port. The incorporation of a new charger meant that the phone could now be smaller, and make space for other types of hardware and embedded systems. Although, both USB-C and lightning cables allow for fast data transfer and are ‘reversible’ ports, incorporating the USB-C would mean the iPhone would now be chargeable by other universal cables as well, and Apple’s customers would not have to look for ‘the’ charger and would fare very well with ‘a’ charger.
This is a big change looking from the customer point of view as the port will require altogether new hardware for charging the phone. This will be troublesome especially for existing iPhone customers who simply upgrade to a new iPhone whenever it is launched. Last time Apple did such a thing, fans were completely dissatisfied as they has already purchased extra chargers and docks; and upgrading to a new phone would mean all older hardware was now useless. Last time it had happened, Apple received a lot of complaints and people flocked Apple stores to either purchase new hardware for new phone, or to raise a complaint with the company stating their dissatisfaction.
This time might not be any different. But we’re expecting Apple to be appreciated more than criticised for this step as it will be incorporating a ‘universal’ charger in its device. Whether people like it or not, time will tell. However, we have a more basic question in our minds – Will Apple Inc. incorporate the USB-C at the first place? It’s a rumour after all.