Apple to launch a port-less iPhone in 2021: Report
Apple is working on a bunch of new devices for the next year including a much-awaited notch-less iPhone. However, it is the 2021 iPhone that might raise some eyebrows. According to reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the "highest-end" 2021 iPhone will ditch the Lightning port in order to offer a "completely wireless experience." Here are more details.
The first-ever port-less device to go into production
The idea of a port-less phone is not new. We have already seen some port-less devices like the Vivo Apex 2019 which was just a concept and the Meizu Zero that ended up being a marketing stunt. However, the 2021 iPhone might be one of the first-ever production devices (certainly the first iPhone) to ditch all ports to offer a completely wireless experience.
Hopefully, Apple will offer really fast fast-charging technology
As the iPhone will have no ports for charging, it is understandable that we have have to charge it wirelessly. Since 2017, all premium iPhones have supported Qi-based wireless charging standard but the charging speed is very slow in comparison to wired charging. Hence, we expect that the 2021 iPhone comes with fast fast-charging technology.
Apple will also launch an iPhone SE 2 Plus
Kuo has also claimed that Apple will launch an iPhone SE 2 Plus with a full-screen design and 5.5 or 6.1-inch display. This will seemingly be a bigger screened low-cost model since the iPhone SE 2 is said to sport a 4.7-inch display. Further, this model will not feature Face ID. Instead, a Touch ID fingerprint reader will be built into the power button.
iPhone SE 2 Plus to launch in H1 2021
While the port-less iPhone is expected to launch sometime around September 2021, the iPhone SE 2 Plus could release sometime in the spring or summer. According to Kuo, this model would arrive in the first half of 2021.