New iPhones to stick with Lightning over USB-C, claims report

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Apple’s 2019 iPhone models will be equipped with a Lightning connector rather than a USB-C port, according to a report from Macotakara (via 9to5Mac). Previous reports had claimed that Apple was testing “some versions” of this year’s phone with a USB-C connector. Last year, Macotakara, which has connections to both the Asian supply chain and Asian accessory manufacturers, successfully predicted that the 2018 iPad Pro would drop Lightning in favor of USB-C.

Macotakara’s report also claims that this year’s phones will once again include Apple’s standard 5W USB-A charger in the box with each phone. If true, it means that once again you’ll need to buy a separate USB-C to Lightning cable and a power brick that supports USB-C Power Delivery if…

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