Apple to launch five iPhones in 2020, iPhone without ports in 2021

Yolanda Curtis
December 7, 2019

According to a new report by Mac Otakara (via MacRumors.) citing an "informed source", it'll actually be called iPhone 9.

Given the iPhone has been water-resistant since 2016, the only benefit we can see is aesthetic. Presumably, doing away with the Lightning port may also allow Apple to make the phone more water resistant.

Kuo said only one 2021 iPhone, the "highest-end model", will be sans Lightning port, the proprietary charging connection first introduced by Apple in 2012 with the iPhone 5. Next year, the company is also said to be embracing 5G.

While many USB-C stans were hoping that it would be coming to the iPhone, it seems that Apple would rather skip this step altogether and move towards a completely wireless future. With Apple moving to USB-C on the iPad Pro, there's been plenty of question as to whether or not we'll see a similar switch in the iPhone. In addition to this, Kuo suggests that Apple will launch its biggest iPhone as well in 2020. Wireless charging is not a new revelation, with several generations of iPhone's being able to charge wirelessly.

Reloading your iPhone without a cable in one hour, or even less remains quite possible by 2021.

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tends to nail it when it comes to upcoming product predictions.

Kuo is predicting that a followup to the iPhone SE 2 will be launched in 2021 as well as a new iPhone without lightning connectivity. So, it may be the case of naming the new smartphone, iPhone 9 as it is expected to be on the lines of iPhone 8 in terms of size and design. Initially, we can expect devices with iPhone 4-esque designs across a variety of screen sizes including 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, 6.7-inch, and a new 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2 which I guess will have to do.

Two of the four iPhone 12 models on deck for next fall will reportedly have dual-lens rear cameras, and the higher-end two will have triple-lens arrays. Such an iPhone wouldnt feature face ID and depend on a Touch ID sensor embedded into the power key.

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