According to previous reports, Apple may update the charger of the iPhone this year. The interface of the original charging head will be updated from the normal USB-A interface to the USB-C interface, and the mobile phone will still be Lightning at one end. At the same time, more importantly, the new charger will support fast charging, power up to 18W. Today, it is also reported that next year Apple has to abandon the lightning interface, and the iPhone will be equipped with a USB-C interface.
The news comes from Digitimes, the supply chain's authoritative media. They said in the report that next year, the 2019 iPhone will carry the USB-C interface. This will be a major change in the product line and will also announce the mission of the Lightning interface. End.
Apple has always had the habit of using a dedicated interface. Since 2007, the iPhone has inherited the iPod's 30-pin interface. Until the iPhone 5 in 2012, they replaced the iPhone's interface with Lightning. At that time, this practice caused the opposition of users. It was not surprising that Apple did not support the USB interface. Instead, it replaced the new interface and caused them to use the old 30-pin data cable.
And from 2012 to 2019, there are also 7 years. Apple should also change the interface of the iPhone. At this time, the USB-C interface seems to be a good choice. After all, the MacBook already fully embraces the USB-C interface if the iPhone and the charger. It also fully embraces USB-C, so it is obviously helpful for the universal use of accessories.
Many people question whether Apple will easily give up Lightning's expensive licensing fees. After all, if you use the USB-C interface, it means that third-party cables can also be used on the iPhone. According to people in the industry, with the rise of wireless charging, AirDrop and other functions, users' dependence on the wire has decreased. Even if we step back, Apple has MFi certification!
However, in the end, it is important to emphasize that Digitimes is saying that the iPhone will abandon Lightning in 2019. This year's iPhone will not, but this year's three new iPhones will be sold with 18W fast chargers.