Apple is said to be reportedly planning a major change in the top-end 2021 iPhone model.
Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a new research note which revealed that Apple is planning to launch a “completely wireless” iPhone in 2021, suggesting that the iPhone maker is not switching to USB-C, but rather dropping the port entirely.
According to a report by MacRumours, which cites Ming-Chi Kuo says, “Apple wants to provide a completely wireless experience. It is quite possible that while only the top-end 2021 iPhone will be port-less, the company will go completely portless in all iPhone models starting 2022. The top-end 2021 iPhone will help the company test the waters before going all-in. Same as the company did with Face ID and iPhone X.”
“Among new 2H21 iPhone models, we expect that the highest-end model would cancel the [Lightning] port and provide the completely wireless experience,” Kuo reportedly wrote in a research note for TF International Securities.
Furthermore, Kuo’s note goes into more details about what to expect from Apple’s 2020 line-up. The note mentions the five new phones that Apple will release in the year 2020.
First up is the long-rumoured iPhone SE 2, which might have a 4.7-inch LCD and a form factor nearly identical to the iPhone 8 with updated internals, and an updated single camera. One 6.7-inch high-end iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and one entry-level 5.4-inch iPhone, each of which would also have support for Sub-6GHz and/or mmWave 5G.
Recently, the J.P. Morgan report claimed that in 2021, Apple could change how it releases iPhones. The iPhone maker could decide to release phones twice a year, instead of the single release in the fall.