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Apple will keep the proprietary Lightning port in new models of iPhones

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According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is not switching to USB-C for iPhones, as revenue from accessories is decreasing by the step. Also, Touch ID in the Power button is not included for the time being.

Apple is now making money with its Made for iPhone program of accessories that use the Lightning port and that would reduce revenue if the iPhone exchanged the Lightning port for industry standard USB-C, writes Kuo in a report that AppleInsider has seen. The same goes for a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the Power button: it would no longer be in the pipeline either.

Last year’s iPad Air can be charged with USB-C and has Touch ID in the Power button. According to Kuo, at some point, Apple will switch from the Lightning port to an iPhone without a charging port, but the ecosystem of MagSafe accessories would not be mature enough to do so.

The first next iPhone SE will appear, according to Kuo information, in the first half of next year. It keeps the same design as the current SE, but gets 5G support and a new soc, says the analyst.

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