Apple has long shipped a proprietary connector with its mobile devices instead of opting for the USB spec used by the industry at large. Earlier reports had suggested that the company was testing “some versions” of 2019 iPhones with USB Type-C instead of Lightning. However, a new report makes claims to the contrary.
Macotakara reports that the 2019 iPhones will not have a USB-C port and are going to stick with the Lightning connector as expected. It’s pertinent to mention here that this publication had accurately predicted the 2018 iPad Pro’s switch from Lightning to USB-C last year. So there may just be some truth to its latest claim.
The report adds that this year’s iPhones will have the standard Apple 5W USB-A charger in the box. If this is accurate, customers will once again be required to purchase a separate USB-C to Lightning cable in addition to a power brick that supports USB-C Power Delivery for fast charging.
Apple has obviously said nothing about the 2019 iPhones at this point in time and won’t in the months to come. Its new iPhones aren’t due until September this year at the very least. These may not be the models that bring 5G support. That’s expected with the 2020 lineup.