I know that it may be too early to talk about the iPhone 2021. But if this latest rumor is true, you may only need two years to prepare.
This is because Apple plans to remove the charging port on its iPhone 2021 in favor of an iPhone, which will charge wirelessly according to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo estimates that Apple is creating "more differentiation" between its two top-tier iPhones (presumably the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13, if the company sticks to its current naming scheme). "We expect the high-end model to cancel the [Lightning] port and allow for a completely wireless experience," Kuo writes in his latest remarks released by MacRumors, expiring his lightning connection, but the full one Turning off the charging port would be a far more dramatic shift than simply switching to USB-C. If Apple made such a change, it would have a massive impact on the entire iPhone accessories industry. The update would make iPhone gadgets, including all wired headphones, unusable for years. And it would force iPhone owners to rely on Bluetooth, which can be problematic.
The sheer wireless charging also raises questions as to whether Apple would return its unfortunate wireless air-powered charging mat that the company had to break off earlier this year after several delays.
Removing the charging port is also likely to be unpopular with iPhone owners, some of whom are still raving about the company's decision to cut its headphone jack in 201
In addition to the end of the Blitz port, Kuo also predicts that Apple will launch an "iPhone SE 2 Plus", a larger version of the iPhone SE 2 Kuo, which was previously said to be launched in 2020 would come. The "Plus" version will have a larger 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch Kuo edge-to-edge display. The SE 2 has no FaceID, which allows a smaller notch, but TouchID is integrated into the power button on the side of the phone.
The original iPhone SE with the same form factor as the 4-inch iPhone 5S was discontinued in 2018. Kuo is not the only analyst to predict that the cheaper iPhone will make a come back in 2021, according to MacRumors, the latest "SE 2 Plus" speculation proves that Apple will launch an annual release cycle of four new iPhones.
So you have at least a couple of standard rechargeable iPhones to choose from. We hope.