The idea of a smartphone devoid of ports is thrilling, frightening, and fantastic. And maybe a little stupid. Still, I want one, and maybe a little part of you does too. Read on to find out if that's true.
Apple's 30-pin connector has infiltrated almost all of its portable devices, including the iPhone and iPad. And despite being an Apple-designed interface limited to Apple products, the port is nearly as ubiquitous in some parts of the world as the Micro-USB charger. The dream for some iOS users, myself included, has long been that Apple would someday adopt a more common standard for its physical interface. Since we've known for a while that the new iPhone will incorporate some of the biggest changes yet seen to the line, the hope for a new connector has been running higher than ever.