The next Apple smartphone will be released without physical connectors. The well-known network insider Jon Prosser stated this in his YouTube blog.
According to the blogger, in 2021 Apple will release a smartphone without any connectors for connecting the charging cable. In this case, the company's engineers will achieve a high degree of moisture protection for the smartphone and reduce the number of components in the device. Prosser believes the iPhone will only charge using the MagSafe wireless charger, which debuted with the iPhone 12 line.
John Prosser clarified that Apple will not completely abandon wires in new smartphones. According to him, the company will release one such device – most likely, it will be the top model of the series. In the next generations, Apple will completely switch to the production of smartphones without holes. The insider recalled that he had predicted the rejection of the Lightning connector back in May.
According to the blogger, the transition to wireless iPhones will not be easy, as the new MagSafe Qi charger is not stable yet. However, the author believes that in the long term, consumers will benefit from this transition, as they will save on the purchase of original charging cables.
Apple's current smartphones are equipped with the Lightning connector, which first appeared in devices in 2012, along with the release of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 12 series devices, introduced in mid-October, received support for MagSafe wireless booster charging. At the same time, new devices can be charged using a regular cable.