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  • "Look ma, no holes" - iPhone 12 rumoured to be portless


    New rumours regarding the iPhone 12 that will release in 2021 say that it will be port-less. Which is actually funny considering that a few years ago when Apple removed the headphone I was joking about how Apple will remove their lightning ports for wireless charging. This does have it's own advantages and disadvantages. For example now you don't have to worry about what kind of cable you need to charge your phone since it's all wireless and a wireless charger generally works across all devices that have support for the feature, however not being able to pull off data from your phone like images, files and documents is a bit annoying, I get that you can upload them somewhere and then get them on your pc but that process often takes more time and requires an internet connection for both machines which you don't always have, plus you get much slower transfer speeds if you're on the move and you're using a 4G network.




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    The rumors come from top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose research note was seen by MacRumors. In the note, Kuo suggests the most premium iPhone 12, with the same position in its respective range as the iPhone 11 Pro Max, will offer a "completely wireless experience.". That means no 3.5mm headphone jack (many iPhones and Android phones have now dropped this), but also no Lighting Port for powering the phone up.




    Instead, iPhone users will have to rely on wireless charging. Several generations of iPhones have been able to charge wirelessly, but it's tech that hasn't caught on for general users just yet. This also rules out using the port to connect to computers, or to use wired headphones via an adaptor: now, all your connection will be done through Bluetooth or the internet.






    Source: TechRadar , T3




    Personally I'm not into the idea of having a phone that only works with wireless charging since it wastes more energy than a normal charger, wireless chargers are often bigger than standard ones, and some high power ones have fans, but also you can only use power banks which support wireless charging, and again because wireless charging is more inefficient the phone would get less juice compared to using a normal cable. Also at last wireless charging is slower than a cable overall.









     




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