If The New iPhone 8 Rumour Is True, Get Ready To Replace Yr Cables… Again

As we get closer to an iPhone 8 announcement, various suppliers will begin to leak more and more details on the juicy features of the tenth anniversary edition of Apple‘s biggest product. 

While they usually surface via MacRumours or similar sites, this one was published by The Wall Street Journal, making it particularly notable considering the scale of the feature. 
So here it is. Only five years after its introduction, Apple is allegedly replacing the Lightning port with a USB-C port. 
“They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company’s original Lightning connector,” the article reads. 

“The models would also do away with a physical home button, they said. Those updates would give the iPhone features already available on other smartphones.”
It doesn’t sound huge, but when you consider the vast ecosystem of adapters and products that stem from the Lightning connector, as well as moving away from an exclusively Apple-designed connection, it’s a pretty big deal. 
Furthermore, after the company laid the headphone jack to rest with the launch of the iPhone 7, one would imagine Lightning would be sticking around for a long while. It seems strange for them to make such a drastic change and many would simply dismiss the rumour entirely had it not been published in such a reputable publication. 
On the other side of the page, Apple have been loving themselves a USB-C port of late, implementing the new port on their latest range of MacBooks. Could it be a move to streamline all of their product connections? 
At the end of the day, a rumour is still a rumour and it could still very well be complete bullshit. We’ll just have to wait it out and see. 
Other iPhone 8 rumours currently floating around include a curved OLED screen and a complete ditching of the home button. Brutal. 
Source: Gizmodo.
Photo: iphone8guides.com.

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