Column Plan to annihilate iPhone Lightning?
Dec 2019

Kirsten Thomas

Column Plan to annihilate iPhone Lightning?

Apple analyst recently released the latest iPhone predictions that there will be 5 new iPhones in 2020. And in 2021, Apple is expected to completely remove the Lightning interface on the iPhone, leading to heated discussions among Internet users.

True wireless experience

The iPhone has entered the era of wireless charging. In fact, you can charge the iPhone without a Lightning cable. In addition to updating iOS, it has already entered OTA (Over The Air). You can also upgrade without a Lightning cable. So some people guess that Apple will kill Lightning sooner or later.

Wireless charging

Wireless charging is still slow

In recent years, many Androids have also emphasized the fast charging speed. Compared with the iPhone, it currently supports up to 18W "line charging" and wireless charging is only 7.5W. As the battery capacity increases, iPhone's wireless charging alone is obviously more difficult. The Chinese mobile phone OPPO already has a 65W line charger, which can be filled with a 4000mAh battery in about 30 minutes. Killing Lightning will inevitably increase the charging speed.

Not easy with mobile batteries

At present, many people have mobile batteries, and most of them use line charging. If the Lightning interface is cancelled, wireless charging mobile batteries will be used in the future. In addition to the slow speed, it is also impossible to charge two mobile phones simultaneously.

Wireless charging 2

Slow backup

Although iTunes only supports wireless synchronization, the Lightning cable is still important to transfer photos / movies to your computer for backup. Don't forget that 4K videos are very large and it's too slow to transmit over WiFi.

Summary: the chance of switching to USB-C is higher than the elimination of Lightning

I believe that even if Lightning is going to disappear, it may be replaced by USB-C instead of completely removing the port. In fact, as seen from the iPad Pro's switch to USB-C, some Apple official applications (such as iMovie) also support USB-C to access external storage devices. fast.