A RUMOUR THAT IS PROBABLY NOT TRUE suggests that the iPhone 8 might dump Apple's proprietary Lightning connector in favour of a USB-C port.
This rumour stems from a report at the Wall Street Journal, which claims that Apple's next iPhone(s) will feature a "USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices instead of the company's original Lightning connector".
While Apple has equipped its latest MacBooks with USB-C, dumping the Lightning connector, which has featured on all of its handsets since the iPhone 5, is unlikely.
However, the report doesn't explicitly state that the USB-C port will be on the handset itself, which suggests that Apple could instead be planning to change the connector on its power adapters
This would mean that rather than charging cables and plugs with USB-A to Lightning connectors, the firm could bundle USB-C to Lightning cables with future iPhones - which would mean that customers who buy an iPhone 8 will be able to charge the phone by plugging it into a MacBook with USB-C ports.
Elsewhere, the WSJ report echoes previous rumours. It claims that there will be three iPhones launched this year - the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and the "premium" iPhone 8, the latter which will be released to celebrate the iPhone's 10th anniversary.
The iPhone 8, which is expected to be Apple's first $1,000 smartphone, will drop the traditional home button and replace it with a touch-enabled area on the lower part of its 5.8in display, which will reportedly feature a curved edge-to-edge OLED design similar to the screens seen on Samsung's Galaxy Edge smartphones
The so-called iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will retain the standard LCD displays, according to the report's sources.
Wall Street Journal's sources made no mention of wireless charging, which is expected to be one of the standout features on the iPhone 8. µ
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