Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is at it once more, this time with a daring declare about an iPhone that’s almost two years away. In line with the widely correct Kuo, not less than one variant of the 2021 iPhone may have no ports in anyway.
Whereas most of us assumed Apple would make the swap to USB-C in some unspecified time in the future, it now looks like this may not be the case. In line with Kuo, the 2021 iPhone will “present the utterly wi-fi expertise” (through 9to50Mac). Kuo expects the charging port might be faraway from the flagship mannequin first. Due to course, energy customers are the individuals who love getting options eliminated.
We’ve lengthy speculated a couple of port-free iPhone, however didn’t suppose it could arrive fairly so quickly contemplating the recognition of USB-C and its outstanding use amongst Apple’s tablets and Laptops. It looks like a kind of issues that Jony Ive would have advocated, given his dream of an iPhone that regarded like ‘a single sheet of glass,’ however we’re undecided how a lot affect his design beliefs maintain now that he’s left the corporate and can seek the advice of from his new design firm.
We’re additionally undecided how that might play out in apply. Whereas wi-fi charging could be handy, it’s additionally just about ineffective in its present type if you wish to truly use the telephone whereas charging. Maybe the corporate may have some type of grip attachment, or it thinks its new telephone may have sufficient battery that they solely should be charged in a single day. Or maybe it’s discovered find out how to transmit wi-fi electrical energy from a distance successfully – a person can dream.
Kuo has additionally up to date his prediction on different upcoming Apple units. He nonetheless imagine a brand new iPhone SE 2 will arrive in early 2020, formed like an 4.7-inch iPhone eight however with higher internals.
Later within the yr, Apple will launch 4 telephones, together with two 6.1-inch fashions, a 6.7-inch mannequin, and a brand new, smaller 5.4-inch one. If the rumors pan out, it’ll be good to see the corporate trending in the direction of smaller telephones, not greater ones. The 2 decrease finish fashions will nonetheless have twin cameras, whereas the excessive finish fashions may have three and an additional time-of-flight sensor for depth-sensing functions.
What’s extra, Kuo believes Apple will launch an iPhone SE 2 Plus in 2021 with a 5.5-inch or 6.1 show. It appears like the corporate has a busy few years forward.
Revealed December 6, 2019 — 01:34 UTC