Before analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made it public that by the year 2021 we would see the iPhone out of the harbor, the idea was sound. Apple has more than doubled its vision the future of wireless, and has shown him many actions. From the disappearance of the headphone jack on the iPhone, there are no ports on the Apple Watch, making it easy for them on the MacBook Pro. We have many reasons to believe that Apple works on the iPhone without ports, in addition, a number of other advantages and disadvantages. Let's talk about it all.
Tracks: Kuo, Betas and EU
Over time we have been seeing the movement of the company, along with rumors or situations that give us specific indications or, at the very least, strategic objectives.
On December 7, Ming-Chi Kuo published his report according to the report By 2021 we would see the iPhone out of ports. The report made it clear that Apple will introduce many iPhone models and only one of them is out of physical ports.
In a vote of 582 unanimous votes and 40 against it, the European Union, ignoring Apple's arguments against it, gave the green light that project to build a standard charger / connector. According to this estimate, all smartphones sold in the same market may be legally required to use the same connector, USB-C.
In the latest beta of iOS 13.4 there have been traces of the task of returning the app over the internet. According to this program, if the iPhone or iPad fails to boot several times in a row it can automatically get into DFU mode, download the latest software version and restore its proper functionality. So far the only way we have to return an iPhone or iPad with a serious failure is to return it connected to a computer. Just as we no longer need to connect the new iPhone with the Mac to use it as before, this new system is one of the only independent steps between iPhone and Mac.
Benefits: water resistance, construction and innovation
The benefits of the iPhone without ports are enormous, ranging from water and dust resistance, to construction or space for new components.
All openings on our iPhone or iPad can be dust or fluid in the device. Over the years Apple has been improving our water resistance gadgets, and, without a doubt, removing something like a communications port would be an important progress. As well as the SIM card tray, it is the primary access point on the device
In addition to fluid, the disappearance of the connector will allow Apple to add new components to the device. Respect for the balance between the components and the battery, the speakers, the microphone and the vibration car below the fence are strong. Removing the connector may include, or upgrades to speakers and a microphone, or the addition of a new one or increase in battery size.
Other than the external design of the device, whose development falls into the category of individual taste, there would be a few minor advantages with the disappearance of the physical connector. Initially, the power of a jailbreak device will decrease significantly without a straight data bridge. And in the same place the iPhone will get more resisting physical attacks. With iOS 13 Apple is equipped to disable the connector data port until the device is unlocked. With an iPhone without a physical port this method can be extremely powerful, leaving resources like GrayKey in a state that, at least, is uncertain.
The bad: headphones and charger size
The disappearance of the physical connector can also cause interference, but, in fact, they all win easily.
One of the main issues surrounding the use of wired headphones. Other models of headphones have only cable connection, what should they do? For all those headphones that offer nothing with bluetooth connection, everything will stay the same. For those who need cable the solution already exists. If we give it its name it will call it AirFly, although many manufacturers offer alternatives, the smaller device you connect to Bluetooth to iPhone and connect headphones to it. Apple can easily add this type of adapter to its store, whether it's produced by the same company or third parties.
The same case applies to CarPlay, for all cable-only vehicles where these exist small adapters, packing them once and getting your cell phone out of your driver's pocket will be a thing of the past.
A few points: Regarding PowerBanks or external chargers, many are already offering wireless charging. Regarding energy efficiency, which the European Union wants to use to avoid penetration into wireless charging, further development and user demand, will surely eventually get their attention.
In conclusion, despite the fact that 2021 will be Apple's chosen day to take this step, we can be sure of something: we'll see it come. Already seen through the Apple Watch or HomePod, the list will soon grow.