dglobalnews.com The Apple iPhone 8: Everything We Know So Far
Published: Fri, March 03, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

The Apple iPhone 8: Everything We Know So Far

For starters, Kuo says the iPhone 8 will indeed feature a Lightning port, but with faster charging speeds provided by USB-C technology.

iPhone 8 Ditching Lightning Connector For USB-C? But all is not lost.

TURNS OUT the iPhone 8 probably won't ditch Lightning in favour of USB-C, but could come with the addition of Type-C Power Delivery for faster charging.

You can make an argument for a straight USB-C connection on an iPhone or iPad - standardization across Apple's devices stands out, for instance. Guess I shouldn't be too surprised.

One feature of the new iPhones - fast charging - must play nicely with data transmission while the device is charging.

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Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities isn't always right in his predictions about Apple, but he's right often enough to be taken seriously when speaking. The company plans to regulate the iPhone 8's power delivery systems using chips from Cypress and TI.

The update is also Apple's first move into super-detailed OLED screens, which are able to show off higher resolutions and more attribute than the LCD displays now used in previous iPhone devices.

In Apple's latest laptops, the MacBook and MacBook Pro, they've all been replaced by USB-C ports - a move that previous year prompted an outcry from Mac users annoyed that they would need new cables and dongles to connect older hardware.

Instead, the new device (expected in September) might have a USB-C port - which would mean users would have to buy new chargers, docks and connectors, according to Wall Street Journal. Is maintaining the Lightning port on all future smartphones a smart decision from Apple? The launch of the iPhone 5 in 2012 nearly made the connector useless were it not for adapters sold that still made it possible to use the connector. The port itself will remain in-place though, allowing customers to continue using the same cables and connectors. Three phones are thought to be in development using 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch form factors.

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