2019 iPhones will stick with Lightning port: new leak

A render for the iPhone XS Max's potential sucessor. (Source: Weibo)
A render for the iPhone XS Max's potential sucessor. (Source: Weibo)
There have been some rumors suggesting that the next generation of iPhones would, like the iPad Pro 2018, switch to USB-C for their singular data/charging/audio connection. However, the latest leak on the subject contradicts them again, claiming that Apple will stick with its proprietary Lightning connectors for the upcoming flagships.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The next generation of iPhones are the focus of much online speculation and rumors at present. It is thought that Apple may finally adopt the triple-camera trend, albeit for the XS and XS Max's successors only. In light of the iPad Pro's switch to USB type C in 2018, it was also projected that the next generation of iPhones might do the same, thus ditching the proprietary Lightning port from the Apple hardware line-up altogether. However, the latest rumor on this theme fails to uphold this indication.

It comes from the reasonably dependable outlet CompareRaja, which claims to have heard from its frequent source Steve Hemmerstoffer that the next generation of iPhones (referred to here under their possible 'XI' series name) will indeed have Lighting ports. This connector may, yet again, support charging, data-transfers and audio for the devices, as a 3.5mm jack was not mentioned in this leak.

This report also purports to share some additional details on the 'iPhone XI' series' new camera arrangement. According to its source, two of sensors in the putative triple-camera module will be 14 and 12MP respectively. Should this prove accurate, this may be a slight improvement already over the dual 12MP shooter found on the back of the current iPhone line-up. Similarly, it is claimed that the front-facing camera in the 2019 series will be a 10MP unit, outdoing its predecessor by 3MP. Finally, this new leak also alleges that Apple will continue the L-shaped battery trend from previous generations of its mobile device design.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-19 (Update: 2019-01-19)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.