18 February 2020
While we are still figuring out if Apple has an iPhone with 5G support to launch next year, a new report has just dropped in that talks about what could happen in 2021. The report comes from the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, according to whom Apple will launch an iPhone without any ports in 2021.
According to Kuo’s prediction, Apple plans to launch a high-end iPhone without a Lightning connector in the second half of 2021. Leaving behind the ports entirely, Apple is suspected to bring a completely wireless experience. It also means that Apple is not choosing the USB-C either. Having a truly wireless experience would also mean that Apple may bundle Wireless Charging Pad and with upcoming iPhone models, and hence the overpricing.
By removing the Lightning port, Apple will make the iPhone completely free of ports as it is the only remaining port on the iPhone right now as the company stopped including the 3.5mm audio jack after the iPhone 6S. According to Kuo, this will be the top-end iPhone model coming in 2021 that will ditch the Lightning port and it is possible that Apple could go completely port-less in all iPhone models starting 2022.
Together with this, Kuo also believes that Apple will bring an iPhone SE 2 Plus in the first half of 2021. It will have a display size of 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch and full-screen support. The Touch ID will be integrated with the power button. Also, the notch area will be smaller because of no Face ID support.
We don’t have many details on the iPhone models coming next year and we are already hearing about the models coming year after it. Kuo has been predicted almost the right things about Apple’s upcoming products, but we would still want to see some substantiality in these reports to come to any outcome.