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Rumor: 2021 iPhones will have no Lightning connector

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will debut an iPhone without a Lightning connector in 2021. Lightning is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created and designed by Apple. 

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 60%. I think Apple will replace the Lighting port with USB-C. However, I think it will happen in 2020, not 2021.

Within the next 12 months, a majority of Apple users will have at least one device (probably their Mac laptop or an iPad Pro) that charges via USB-C. It only makes sense that the iPhone make that transition, as well.

(BTW, Kuo is also predicting a second generation iPhone SE in the first half of 2020, following by an “iPhone SE 2 Plus” the following year.)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.