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iPhone Without A Port Will Be The Future For Most

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It's long been expected that Apple will move to fully portless iPhones at some point, and for most users, that's understandable.

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But we're seeing more and more reports that the iPhone maker is going to switch from Lightning to USB-C first, and that raises an important question.

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Is USB-C a brief interim step before the iPhone goes completely wireless, or is the future of the USB-C iPhone long?

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Two recent reports suggest that Apple plans to remove a USB-C port for the iPhone next year.

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Ming-Chi Kuo made the initial report before it was confirmed by Bloomberg.

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Note that none of the reports indicate that this is certain. Kuo relied on supply chain reports and we saw uncertainty about them at the time.

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Apple prefers to have multiple suppliers whenever possible so that it can negotiate better prices and reduce risk.

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If, for example, a major supplier of the Lightning port announces that

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Apple plans to cut orders next year, it could mean nothing more than a regrouping of competing suppliers.

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