An iPhone with no ports. What's that about?

iPhone 11
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Apple is always looking to add a big new feature to sell us yet another version of the iPhone. The latest model - the iPhone 11- brought with it, its bug-eyed looking dual‑camera system, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone and all‑day battery life. A great set of specs, but how is Apple going to raise the bar for future models?

Rumours from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose research note was seen by MacRumors, suggests that the iPhone is heading towards a "completely wireless experience" in 2021. If you don't own a pair of wireless headphones, now is a great time to get yourself a pair.   

Alongside the lack of a headphone port - remember the fuss that caused, but we all came around in the end - there will be no Lightning port to power up your shiny new iPhone. Kuo said "Among new 2H21 iPhone models, we expect that the highest-end model would cancel the [Lightning] port and provide the completely wireless experience."

So, no headphone port and no Lightning port. What is an iPhone owner to do? Wireless charging is not a new revelation, with several generations of iPhone's being able to charge wirelessly. But, this has always meant purchasing a wireless charger, and why would you when you can charge for free with the supplied charging cable. 

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Steven Jenkins is a freelance content creator who has worked in the creative industry for over 20 years. The web and design are in his blood. He started out as a web designer before becoming the editor of Web Designer magazine and later net magazine. Loud guitars, AFC Bournemouth, Photoshop, CSS, and trying to save the world take up the rest of this time.