2018 was a year to forget for Apple. The company dropped its value a lot and saw Huawei overtake it as the world’s second highest smartphone seller. The company did launch a trio of new smartphones last year, namely the iPhone XS, XS Max, and the XR. However, lackluster sales of all the devices have caused the company to rethink their strategy. The company is expected to launch a new range of iPhones later this year. And the rumor mill suggests that the 2019 iPhones could adopt USB Type-C as well.
USB Type-C the way to go with
In 2018, the Apple iPad Pro was the first device to let go of the company’s proprietary Lighting port in the favor of USB Type-C. Like many would have anticipated, this change was widely favored and appreciated by the community. Now, new reports suggest that Apple has in good mind to introduce the smartphones with USB Type-C port instead of its Lightning port. This would make the 2019 smartphones the first lineup of iPhones to feature the USB-C transition. According to Macotakara, the supply chain for Apple, the engineers are said to be working on a USB-C transition. However, due to a proper design not being finalized until now, nothing has been confirmed yet.
New iPod Touch coming soon as well
The report further goes on to state that the Cupertino giant might also be working on a new iPod Touch. Namely, the seventh-generation, the new iPod could be powered by a new generation of Apple chipsets. The last major iPod from Apple came back in 2015 that had A8 bionic chip, an A8 chip, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and six color options. It would be interesting to see how Apple would market it. With users letting go off Walkmans and iPods towards smartphones that do it all, the new iPod could be either something quite fresh or a waste of metal.