Goodbye Lightning, everything has been wireless since 2021: here is the proof


Other than USB-C. In the intentions of Apple there is to completely abandon the cables on the iPhone and iPad; and the novelty could arrive sooner than you dare to believe possible: we talk about next year.


While in the EU there is discussion of the universal connection port on electronic devices, Apple carries on with the work making the issue completely irrelevant and outdated. From next year, in fact, it could completely abandon Lightning to switch to exclusively wireless connections. And a taste of this technology will come with iOS 13.4.
There has been talk for some time of an iPhone without Lightning port equipped with USB-C like iPad Pro (which has one since 2018); and since then, many have unbuttoned anticipating this move even on smartphones. But apparently, in Cupertino they have completely different plans.
According to Blaysne Curtis, Baylie Harris and Thomas O’Malley of Barclays, at least one of the iPhone models arriving in 2021 will have no physical connection ports; and on the same wavelength there is also the reliable Ming Chi Kuo, which means that the thing is 99.9% probable. And on the other hand, it also makes a lot of sense.

IPhone has abandoned the headphone jack since 2016 to embrace Bluetooth, and wireless charging has been introduced since 2017; not to mention that for many years it has been possible to synchronize with iTunes / Finder directly via WiFi (when it works, and when it doesn’t cause problems, but that’s another story).

Finally, the elimination of the physical port would make iPhone truly capable of resisting water and would save us from a lot of unwanted repairs and mange. It was the forbidden dream of Jonathan Ive, good soul: a tablet without buttons or continuity. And that dream is getting closer, right now that he is not there. Mocking fate.
Within the Beta of iOS 13.4, references to a wireless recovery technology (OTA Recovery) for iPhone and iPad have been found. Thanks to it, it will be possible to restore directly via WiFi, without the need to connect the device via cable to the computer as it is today.

Everything will work with a hidden partition on the device called OS Recovery which, in a similar way to macOS Internet Recovery, will allow you to download the latest version of iOS and install it without the aid of a PC. Alternatively, it will be possible to connect iPhone and iPad together, and use one to restore the other.

2020 news

For 2020, however, nothing so tranchant; the flagship models (iPhone 12 Pro) will introduce a new generation of Face ID, 3D cameras, 6GB of RAM and a rather traditionalist design. But next year, at least with the more expensive iPhone, it will be a whole different music.

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