The iPhone can be best described as a smartphone trend creator. Apple’s removal of the headphone quickly became a trend for flagship devices. Apple is set to remove another feature that will pave way for the immense sale of another of soon to come accessory. In this article, we see how Apple’s iPhone without charging ports may affect the owners.
How will it affect iPhone users?
As at now, wireless charging is still quite ineffective and sluggish. iPhones have supported wireless charging for some years now, but this feature only takes care of the wired charging feature. It heats up the device, and this affects the battery, decreasing its lifespan. So, just a little number of iPhone owners actually prefer wireless charging.
Wireless chargers are costly too. A regular 15-watt wireless charger from Samsung is not cheap. When you compare an adapter of a similar power capacity, the difference is clear.
Getting rid of the lightning port will also make existing wired earphones useless. Even if Apple removed the headphone jack 3 years ago, users were free to use an adaptor with their wired earphones.
But, as I said earlier, wired chargers waste less power than wireless ones. However, we can only hope that the new portless iPhones will be more effective and user-friendly than the present versions that Apple is selling.
Why are Apple investors pleased with the move?
It is simple, this decision will let Apple add a high-margin product and related accessories to its portfolio.
The AirPods changed the market sentiments about wireless earphones, and even if there are identical options up for sale, the AirPods have contributed immensely to Apple’s bottom line.
Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has he to say recently, “It (portless phones) will benefit the shipment of the highest-end model and iPhone ASP.
Among new 2H21 iPhone models, we expect that the highest-end model would cancel the [Lightning] port and provide the completely wireless experience.”
A better version of the wireless chargers might let Apple sell more of its new product line at a time iPhone sales are reducing all across the globe.
The Cupertino-based company is moving ahead of the competition to bring a totally wireless experience to its users.
And since lots of Android phones seem to copy Apple these days, expect portless Android phones in the nearest future.
More Information About Your iPhone
The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. All generations of the iPhone use Apple’s iOS mobile operating system software.
The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.
The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and can connect to cellular networks.
An iPhone can take photos, play music, send and receive an email, browse the web, send and receive text messages, record notes, perform mathematical calculations, and receive visual voicemail. Shooting video also became a standard feature with the iPhone 3GS.
Other functionality, such as video games, reference works, and social networking, can be enabled by downloading mobile apps. As of January 2017, Apple’s App Store contained more than 2.2 million applications available for the iPhone.
Apple has released twelve generations of iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the twelve major releases of the iOS operating system.
The first-generation iPhone was a GSM phone and established design precedents, such as a button placement that has persisted throughout all releases and a screen size maintained for the next four iterations.
The iPhone 3G added 3G network support and was followed by the iPhone 3GS with improved hardware, the iPhone 4 with a metal chassis, higher display resolution and front-facing camera, and the iPhone 4S with improved hardware and the voice assistant Siri.
The iPhone 5 featured a taller, 4-inch display and Apple’s newly introduced Lightning connector.
In 2013, Apple released the iPhone 5S with improved hardware and a fingerprint reader, and the lower-cost iPhone 5C, a version of the 5 with colored plastic casings instead of metal.