2019 iPhones Said to Keep Lightning Connector With Same Old 5W Charger and EarPods in Box

While it was recently reported that Apple has at least considered switching to USB-C on the iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes that 2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure.

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Based on its conversations with various accessory manufacturers, the blog also predicts that 2019 iPhones will continue to be bundled with the same old 5W power adapter, forcing customers to spend extra if they want a faster charger like the 18W USB-C version that ships with the latest iPad Pro models.

Likewise, the blog predicts that 2019 iPhones will continue to ship with a Lightning to USB-A cable and Lightning-based EarPods.

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Top Rated Comments

magicschoolbus Avatar
24 months ago
Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave knowing you can’t take Apples flagship product out of the box and plug it into a brand new Mac.
Score: 73 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thadoggfather Avatar
24 months ago
They dont care about their customers / laugh at them while taking their money

There is no other explanation for this depraved level of penny pinching
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
24 months ago

2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure.

Excellent! That explains how Apple has been able to keep the price of the iPhone so low!

o_O
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GreenPixel Avatar
24 months ago
I'll buy a new iPhone when it has USB-C and a fast charger included.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
martyjmclean Avatar
24 months ago
I hope they're expecting to sell less iPhones than they are this year lmao. Apple are just shooting themselves in the foot now. No direction, years behind on features, no parity between devices, broken keyboards, bent iPads...
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Burger Thing Avatar
24 months ago
As long as the peeps are stupid enough to pay for it, why not?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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