1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Was reading this article from Rene a little while ago. Interesting indeed. What do you think is going to happen? Will Apple run USB-C on the iPhone 8, or stick with Lightning? What would YOU prefer to see?
    Matty likes this.
    03-01-2017 11:15 AM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I think with the release of two new premier headphones switching to USB-C now would be an issue. I don't ever mind a new connector and I was not one of the haters when they moved from the 30pin to Lighting connector, but if the new phone needs USB-C and the headphones I use with it still need lighting there will be a lot of people upset. I think if the new iPhone uses USB-C and they include a pair of USB-C AirPods in the box I would be ok with that. Then I wouldn't need to carry two cables all the time to charge my phone and headphones.

    Just my opinion of course
    03-01-2017 11:24 AM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Apple would not be Apple if they went with mainstream connectors for their iPhones and iPads.
    With over 5 official Lightning cables at home, I would be very disappointed if I had to replace them with USB-C cables.

    Plus: the Lightning connector is still not fully utilizing its full capabilities, thus its not yet due for a change, unlike the 30-pin connector back when they were replaced.
    njlx2016 and scruffypig like this.
    03-01-2017 04:44 PM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    You had 3G, 3GS, 4/4S then the switch to lightning. We've now had 5/5S, 6/6S and now 7. Might be due for a change.
    03-01-2017 04:59 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's too soon, in my opinion. I'd wait another year, if I were Apple, and I'd introduce it with an S model iPhone.
    03-01-2017 05:30 PM
  6. firedept10's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind as long as Apple supplies more than one cable. Apple is making some real money from selling cables alone. I have to always buy more so that I don't have to carry them with me all the time. I would be surprised though considering how fast syncing and downloads are with the lightning cable.
    ravenseb likes this.
    03-02-2017 06:55 PM
  7. mogelijk's Avatar
    My personal guess is that the iPhone will retain the Lightning connector. I believe they'll keep it because of how much thinner the Lightning connector is than a USB-C port. Having said that, I suspect the charger end of the cable will be switched to USB-C starting with the next generation of iPhones.
    Ziich47 likes this.
    03-02-2017 11:42 PM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Also think of all the other things Apple uses lightning on. The magic mouse and keyboard, the new headphones, lots of things. At least with the 30 pin it was just devices.
    njlx2016 and Tartarus like this.
    03-03-2017 07:24 AM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    Was reading this article from Rene a little while ago. Interesting indeed. What do you think is going to happen? Will Apple run USB-C on the iPhone 8, or stick with Lightning? What would YOU prefer to see?
    Great question James!

    As we saw on the new Macbook Pros, Apple was happy to drop their MagSafe charging port which was one of my favourite ports in favour of the 'new standard' USB-C Port. Taking that into consideration i don't think dropping the Lightning port is out of the question.

    I personally would like to see Apple use USB-C on their next iPhone. It just makes charging easier when all you need is one cable for all devices

    At the moment Apple is a little disjointed with ports and would be nice to see everything streamlined. Anyone else agree?
    Last edited by Matty; 03-03-2017 at 09:44 AM.
    03-03-2017 08:38 AM
  10. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I want USB C only if Apple allows fast charging.
    03-05-2017 06:39 PM
  11. scruffypig's Avatar
    I think it is too soon. Too many things I have use the Lightning Port. The Lightning Port hasn't reached it's end of life yet. Far from it.
    JustMcKay likes this.
    03-11-2017 11:52 AM
  12. Ziich47's Avatar
    Lightning 2.0 to USB type c cable provided in the box, now USB power delivery, hence fast charging and faster transfer speeds
    03-17-2017 07:52 PM
  13. JustMcKay's Avatar
    I hope not! Otherwise I'll have to replace all my cables.
    03-23-2017 10:41 AM
  14. badelhas's Avatar
    I highly doubt it. They earn lots of money with those proprietary lightning cables...
    03-24-2017 03:41 AM
  15. blaine07's Avatar
    I highly doubt it as well. Switching to USB-C is going to cause chaos for the mobile phones. It's going to be a big challenge to re educate customers that don't know anything but lightning
    03-24-2017 05:31 PM
  16. badelhas's Avatar
    I highly doubt it as well. Switching to USB-C is going to cause chaos for the mobile phones. It's going to be a big challenge to re educate customers that don't know anything but lightning
    And they will lose money from royalties...
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    03-25-2017 04:32 PM
  17. therealmatt84's Avatar
    Personally I would love the switch to usb-c. It would align very well with their new MacBook Pro's. I don't know if it's possible but ideally if they could make it a lightning/usb-c port.
    03-27-2017 07:55 PM
  18. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm torn by the possibility. While a standardized port would be great I already own dozens (yes, dozens) of lightning cables and literally zero USB-C cables. Even more, I'll still own several lightning devices so I'll still need to keep lightning cables around.
    03-27-2017 09:04 PM

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