iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: new Lightning twist; Apple getting schooled; delivery delay?


Despite the fact that Apple had no presence at the big Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this past week, rumors about the iPhone 8 or iPhone X did not subside.

Sure, Android and Windows had their week in the spotlight at MWC, but inquiring minds also wanted to know what’s up with rumors about a possible new port on the next flagship iPhone.

LIGHTNING FAST CHARGING

The Wall Street Journal and others reported that a USB Type-C port might be coming to the iPhone 8 to deliver faster charging and data transfer speeds. But by the end of the week, in part because of commentary from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (revealed by MacRumors), the consensus seemed to be that the USB Type-C connecter will indeed come to the next iPhone, but on the other end of the cord from the Lightning connector. That’s similar to what you find in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

One other plus to having a USB Type-C connecter would be that you could plug your new iPhone into a port on the latest MacBook Pro. Of course, if you don’t happen to have all the latest and greatest Apple stuff, you might be looking at yet another adapter to bridge the gap.

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