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IPhone rumored to adopt USB-C ports next year, 2018 iPhone bundles USB-C charge cables

9 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple is expected to transition its iOS devices to USB-C connectivity later this year, by shipping a Lightning -> USB-C cable and a new 18W charger, previously rendered here. This will move new iPhone buyers over to using USB-C for charging with a cable. It will also mean that customers can take advantage of Type-C fast charging without needing to buy additional accessories.
Next year, Digitimes reports that Apple will add USB-C ports to the iPhone itself. This would be a major shift for the product line and would presumably be the beginning of the end for Apple's proprietary Lightning...
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2019 iPhone X Handsets Could Support USB-C

2019 iPhone X Handsets Could Support USB-C

9 days ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

The design of this years iPhone X handsets is expected to be similar to last years, the 2019 iPhone X devices will get a new design and a number of new features. One of these will apparently be support for USB-C. We recently heard a rumor that this years iPhone X handsets would come with...
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New Rumor Suggests 2018's iPhones Could Ditch Lightning For USB-C

New Rumor Suggests 2018's iPhones Could Ditch Lightning For USB-C

9 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Over the years Apple has made changes to the way iPhones are charged, starting with the 30-pin connector, before eventually ending up with Lightning which has been found on every iPhone since the iPhone 5. However a new report from DigiTimes has suggested that this could change in 2018. The report claims that sources in the supply chain are claiming that Apple could ditch Lightning for USB-C. This is actually be the first time we're hearing such rumors, although it doesn't sound as unlikely as you would think. Apple has been transitioning its laptops to USB-C only ports, which means that...
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Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup could replace the Lightning port with USB Type-C

Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup could replace the Lightning port with USB Type-C

9 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

In recent times, Apple has largely encouraged the adoption of USB Type-C within the PC industry via its MacBook launches. Despite these efforts, though, the company has shown no sign of interest in the smartphone segment, something that may be about to change.
After years of using its own proprietary Lightning connector in its iPhone devices, 2019 may finally be the year Apple switches over to the more common USB Type-C port. Specifically, the Silicon Valley-based giant is said to currently be in the redesign phase, with the rollout set to happen late next year. ...
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Bloomberg: Apple originally gave thought to designing a portless iPhone X

Bloomberg: Apple originally gave thought to designing a portless iPhone X

If you own the Apple iPhone X, imagine the device without the Lightning port. In fact, imagine the tenth anniversary model being 100% port-free. According to a report published... Read more ...

Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

Apple Challenges Four Qualcomm Patents in Ongoing Legal Battle

Apple today filed petitions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of four Qualcomm patents amid an increasingly vicious legal battle... Read more ...

I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now

I want this foldable touchscreen MacBook tablet right now

A report a few days ago said that Apple is working on a next-gen device that sounded very much like a MacBook with a touchscreen display and ARM processor. Project “Star” is... Read more ...

Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto...

Motorola, Best Buy, B&H and Amazon start accepting pre-orders for the Moto Z3 Play

Motorola has started taking pre-orders for the third-generation Moto Z3 Play. Those pre-ordering or purchasing the phone from Motorola between now and June 30th, receive a free... Read more ...

IOS 12: How to set up Screen Time as a parent on a child's iPhone or iPad

IOS 12: How to set up Screen Time as a parent on a child's iPhone or iPad

IOS 12 introduces Apple's new Screen Time platform to help users with spending their device time more deliberately. An important aspect of that is helping parents guide device... Read more ...

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

WhatsApp is working to bring new features to its Android app, but before they are released in the Google Play Store, some users can test them via the beta channel. Sticker... Read more ...

Microsoft launches new Bing visual search features on Android and iOS

Microsoft launches new Bing visual search features on Android and iOS

Search what you see. Searching the internet if largely a text-heavy experience, but Bing is looking to make things a little more visual. Microsoft announced today the rollout... Read more ...

Google is being asked to ‘reconsider' Huawei relationship by US lawmakers

Google is being asked to ‘reconsider' Huawei relationship by US lawmakers

Chinese smartphone companies have been under a lot of scrutiny this year by the US government, and Huawei has seen massive blows to its plans in the States because of that... Read more ...

AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live 'WatchTV' Service...

AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live 'WatchTV' Service and New Unlimited Phone Plans

One week after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T today announced the impending launch of an all-new live TV service called "WatchTV," which unsurprisingly... Read more ...

Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch...

Motorola One Power allegedly leaks out in the flesh showing off notch, fingerprint sensor

Motorola has a few standard lines of “Moto” branded smartphones, but for the past few weeks we've been hearing bits of information surrounding a new device called the “Motorola... Read more ...