2019 iPhones Might Have USB-C Charger, Lightning Cable
Apple is known to have their own dedicated charger in their iPhones and iPads. This alone sets them apart from their Android counterparts that saw a common connector aside from the first few models of the Galaxy Tab. Since then, Apple revolutionized charging with the Lightning cable and now, Cupertino is rumored to go with a familiar face.
Apple users are somewhat torn on whether to stick with the traditional Lightning in favor of USB-C connector that was recently included in the new iPad Pro and MacBook line. This puts the iPhone front and center, considering that Apple is on the verge of releasing a new line of Smartphones.
Charging is not a particular problem in the first place, but Mac Otakara is speculating that the new iPhone won't come with the previously rumored USB-C. According to a report by The Verge, the Japanese blog is claiming that Apple might consider throwing in "a faster" 18W USB-C charger alongside a "Lightning to USB-C cable."
Mac Otakara was also the one who said that the "2018 iPad Pro would drop Lightning" which is now the case. It's not entirely the next best thing for iPhone users considering that not all are in favor of ditching Lightning and just go with the new charger. This might be Apple's gentle way to help users and making their lives "easier."
Last year's iPad Pro came with the USB-C and the 18W charger. If this is the case, it's quite possible that Apple might also give the iPhone with the same novelty for the sake of uniformity. This will mean that future iPhone users will no longer buy an extra connector. Customers who want to take advantage of "fast charging" need to spend an extra $48 for the 18W USB-C adapter and the Lightning to USB-C cable.
This is also good news for those who have bought one of three new MacBooks. Since the laptop already has the USB-C, owners of the next iPhone will now have a legitimate cable to connect both devices. It will serve its purpose right from the get-go: a cable to sync an iPhone to a MacBook and a charger at the same time.
If this rumor holds rumor, then it might just be Apple's way for looking forward to the future rather than a "temporary solution" as pointed by one website. iPhone users don't need to add more peripherals in their bags. If Apple indeed decides to go with the combo charger, it might just be the start of something new.