For years now we have been watching the huge debate over Lighning connection ports of Apple devices. And is that what was once a symbol of exclusivity, now seems more linked to a term of discrimination. However, it seems that the constant pressures from both users and international organizations have led to the unification towards the USB-C standard for the first time after the next launch of the iPhone 12.
So at least the latest reports and leaks from well-known experts, such as Fudge, assure us that this smartphone will be the last to incorporate the Lighning connector.
This is a really important milestone, as this proprietary connector has been one of the Cupertino-based company’s most frequent signs over the years. And it is that despite the fact that the Lightning connector was not implemented until 2012, with the fifth generation of iPhone phones, before that, and starting with the original iPhoneApple was already using its own proprietary 30-pin port.
The implications of a standard change
As we saw with the update of its own standard or the huge leap from the microUSB to the USB-C, one of the big problems of changing the connection port of a smartphone is the immediate obsolescence of all its accessories, as well as dependence on new components such as adapters. And is that Apple is one of the companies that more put for this class of added products, so, given its high prices, could cause great anger among its fans.
Apple’s future is marked by changes
On the other hand, and going back to the next iPhone 12, it seems that even before the change of its main port, the new generation of Apple smartphones will surprise us with some important change.
And it is that as we have been advancing through various rumors and leaks, everything points to the fact that we can expect up to four new iPhone 12 models for this fall, with three different screen sizes. And it is that unlike previous years, Apple seems to be completely abandoning LCD screens in pursuit of OLED panels.
Something that in turn would imply the enormous change of its main distributor, which will no longer be exclusively linked to Samsung, considering the possibility of including up to two new participants: LG and BOE. In this way, Apple would be able to distribute a greater number of units of its new phone, while avoiding other possible problems with its supply line, such as those suffered during the beginning and crisis of COVID-19.
However, for the moment it seems that Samsung will continue to maintain the highest percentage of supply, presumably the only one in charge of its superior model, which will include improved Y-OCTA technology, which incorporates the touch sensor inside the screen making it thinner, lighter and cheaper to produce.