There have been rumors that suggest that Apple will eventually launch a portless iPhone. In fact, one of those rumors came from prolific leakster Jon Prosser who back in May 2020, seemed pretty confident that a portless iPhone could launch this year. However, a new report suggests that will not happen.
In a video uploaded by EverythingApplePro, they cite leaksters Max Weinbach who claims that no, Apple will not launch a portless iPhone this year. Apple will be launching the iPhone 13 later this year and we have heard about a few specs about the phone, such as how it will come with a 120Hz display and how it could also feature a new matte black design with anti-fingerprint coating.
However, what we haven’t heard is whether it will be portless, so we can’t say we’re too surprised to learn that Apple could continue using the Lightning port for the iPhone 13. At the same time, a portless iPhone in the future might not be such a stretch of the imagination. We know that Apple has kind of laid out the foundation for such a device with its MagSafe wireless charging system.
Backing up and restoring an iPhone can also be done wirelessly through the cloud, so save for some accessories, the Lightning port isn’t as necessary as it once was compared to maybe 5-6 years ago.