Jan 19, 2018 | Updated: 09:54 AM EDT

Apple To Adopt USB Type-C Fast Charging Of Its 2017 iPhones And Retain Lightning Connectors, Says Ming-Chi Kuo

Mar 03, 2017 10:28 AM EST

The greater part of Apple's 2017 iPhones will support fast charging by means of the Lightning port instead of replacing it with a USB Type-C port, says a well-reputed analyst. As Apple fans are excited to wait for the iPhone 8 and other iPhone models rumored during the recent year, the latest report triggered some controversy. Especially, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Wednesday, March 1 that Apple would ditch the Lightning port for a USB Type-C, which would make the new iPhones not compatible with older accessories.

Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, however, is contradicting such claims, thinking of a substitute theory. Apple will still offer fast charging of its 2017 iPhones, however by tweaking the hidden power management technologies instead of replacing the Lightning port as a whole.

 As AppleInsider reports, Kuo said in a research note on Thursday that Apple will probably utilize "Type C Power Delivery" innovation for every one of the 2017 iPhone models. The research note particularly contradicts the WSJ report that guaranteed the iPhone 8 would lose the Lightning port for the USB-C port gracing the latest MacBooks.

Kuo might not have a precise record of his predictions, but rather he's been spot on most events and the WSJ report appeared to be unlikely, to begin with. First and foremost, replacing the connector type as a whole would bring more harm than good at this points now and the faster charging and data transfers related with USB-C can be accomplished for the Lightning port as well, 9to5Mac cited.

In view of recent leaks and reports, this year Apple will release one iPhone with a major design update, wearing a 5.8-inch OLED display and a bezel-free design. This would be the top model, likely launching as the iPhone 8. What's more, Apple is also anticipated that would release two different iPhones that would recently be repetitive updates for the iPhone 7 line. These indicated handsets are speculated to launch as the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

Remember that it's altogether due to rumors and speculations now, so make sure to bring all reports with reservations. As usual, the update will be posted as often as possible when another news come.

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