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Will 2019 Apple iPhone Lineup Dump the Lightning Connector, Come this Fall?

With Apple Inc, you will hardly receive any direct information on its upcoming products or technology. You will have to go by the leaks, rumors or other means to know what the company is up to. The iOS 13 beta version has been made available to a limited circle of developers. One of them has found that Apple could be replacing the Lightning connector with the USB-C type connector in the upcoming iPhone 11 to be released in September this year.

This need not come as a major surprise since it has been discussed in many forums in the past and the switch from Lightning to USB-C has already been done by Apple in the iPad Pro and MacBooks last year itself. However, any modification in the iPhone design carries a huge significance to the market and gets talked about.

This particular revelation has come about from an image within the iOS 13 that explains the recovery mode, where the adopter showed is a typical USB-C type tip. This has been pointed out in a tweet put out by a French user along with the relevant image. The speculation therefore is that the new set of iPhones to be released this fall will have the USB-C type connector/adopter with an 18W fast charger.

The other major debate revolves around the 3D Touch feature that the iPhones are provided with. Apple replaced this with what is known as the Haptic Touch technology. This too has been done with the iPhone XR released last year. This suggestion has come from a team of Barclay analysts who had done a tour of Apple’s vendors and they are certain that the 3D Touch may not figure in the iPhones to be launched this year. The 3D Touch basically facilitated better navigation through the display screens, particularly after the Home button was dispensed with. This change however is still to be confirmed since the iOS 13 beta does indicate the 3D Touch is still there.

The new iPhones will be released in September as Apple always does each year and the commercial release of iOS 13 will also be done at the same event. There is now buzz that the company may announce the new Mac Pro too at the same event.

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