Starting from 2021, Apple is likely to ditch the Lightning connector on iPhones. The report note by famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the “highest-end model” in the 2021 iPhone lineup is expected to offer a “completely wireless experience.”
Apple will create more differentiation between the highest-end and high- end models. It will benefit the shipment of the highest-end model and iPhone ASP. Among new 2H21 iPhone models, we expect that the highest-end model would cancel the [Lightning] port and provide the completely wireless experience.
An earlier report has hinted that Apple might change its release cycle. The company is likely to launch two iPhones in the first half of 2021 and two in the second half. This also means that Apple will launch four iPhones every year as opposed to three this year. The report also confirms that iPhone SE and in all likelihood, the iPhone SE might be released in the first half of every year while the premium iPhones will be launched in the second half.
Reports and rumors about 2020 iPhones are also trickling in. A recent report predicted that Apple will offer AirPods out of the box for the top-end 2020 iPhone 12 Pro. As expected, the 2020 iPhones will come equipped with 5G and an increase in price seems inevitable.