In an attempt to make our world even more wireless than it already is, Apple revealed some interesting information. Come 2021, some of their products might go completely cordless. That’s right; prepare to potentially say goodbye to annoying chargers that get tangled up and lost in your bags. If they go through with this, those said products will require wireless charging instead. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF Securities, informed the public about this possibility.
Goodbye to the Lightning Cable
The removal of the lightning cable (charger), along with other differentiating updates, could boost shipments and the average selling price of the high-end iPhone models. In the end, this is a plan that will likely end in Apple making even more money than they were before.
History Repeats Itself
Apple devotees will remember, however, that the lightning cable hasn’t been the only charging the iPhone has seen. Its predecessor, the 30-pin dock connector, was the charging source for the earlier iPhones. Come September 12, 2012, the Lightning connector took its place. Its job was and is to connect Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods to host computers, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers, and other peripherals. Even when this happened, it outraged people. At the time, it still felt like a way that Apple would end up making money more money–and, naturally, they did. That being said, it seems like the company waited a long time to drop any other big changes on us, and we won’t know until 2021 if they decide to go cordless.
As our society continues to get more reliant on gadgets and the Internet, it’s important to monitor the changes that companies will try to throw at you. We’re now creating and inventing at a rate faster than ever. Where do you think these inventions will take us heading into 2020 and beyond?