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« on: December 22, 2016, 04:05:21 pm »

Opinion: Will Apple switch from Lightning to USB-C for future iPhones, and if so, when?

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<p>When Apple launched the iPhone 5 with a new-fangled <a href="https://9to5mac.com/guides/lightning/" target="_blank">Lightning[/url] port – instead of the 30-pin dock connector that had been a standard feature on every previous generation of iPhone, as well as on iPods since 2003 – there was a great deal of outrage.</p>
<p>‘What about all the docks and speaker systems we own that have 30-pin connectors?’ was the question many asked. The decision was described as arrogant and unreasonable. Apple was accused of profiteering, by forcing everyone to buy new cables, docks and speakers.</p>
<p>Apple responded in three ways. It pointed to the undeniable technical superiority of the new port. It explained the difficulty of making ever slimmer devices with a port designed for much thicker ones. And it assured everyone that this would be the last change for a long time – that the Lightning port would be around for many years to come …</p>
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