While the rest of the mobile industry has been promoting speedier charging with fast adapters right in the box, Apple may still be stuck in the slow lane.
Also, rumors of a third camera coming to the iPhone are echoed here, with the push on 3D depth-sensing as a gateway to an Apple VR headset.
There are rumors that make us think of finally getting a new generation of iPod Touch devices and USB-C ports in this year's iPhones
Apple has not only omitted to bundle the audio dongle with the new iPhone models, but it is also removing it from previous models as well.
Ming-Chi Kuo has given us tons of reliable information regarding Apple devices and this time we get predictions on what we can see on the 12th
Find out why existing iPhone owners won’t be able to buy the new 18W USB-C adapters for their 2017 iPhone models
Component suppliers are speculating that Apple will finally ditch the Lightning connector on iPhones, iPads and iPods for a port now on MacBooks.
Sure, it's only down $6, but that's more than 25 percent and it's all in the context of how you might charge your iPhone if you buy a new one this fall.
Previously, designs have popped up for American plugs with USB-C connectors. All together, this will make charging speeds of up to more than three times faster than the current adapter possible.
That might not sound like anything to you at the moment, but it actually means that fast-charging abilities won't be a privilege of the few.
Barclays forecasts that there will be no Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box with new iPhones this fall. We may see harder evidence once components supplier Cirrus Logic forecasts business outlooks for the summer.
It's the talking point that's been parroted over and over since the launch of the iPhone 7: why can't I listen to my music while charging my iPhone?
We've been covering how iPhones sound for a few generations now and while we've suffered the curveball of the iPhone 7, our conclusion isn't exciting.
Rumors have said that the new iPhones charge at a rate of 10 watts. So, why go overkill with MacBook chargers and a new cable?
And as to the colors for the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, we could see just three colors in production versus the five for the iPhone 7.
Believe it or not, there's a real-life version of this computer-rendered design that was made weeks ago. This is just more evidence.
A new cable, perhaps an extra dongle, a new power adapter and somewhat faster charging may await if you purchase an iPhone 8 from this fall.
The dongle was included with every iPhone 7 purchase, but Apple is looking for the "courage" to move on and focus on Lightning or USB-C.
This year's third-gen Apple Watch is expected to adopt standalone LTE, while 2018 iPhones may mix the best of Lightning and USB Type-C technologies.
Analyst Ming-chi Kuo claims that Apple is interested in getting USB Power Delivery spec for faster iPhone charging through a USB-C-to-Lightning cable.
It's no big secret that Apple probably has a curved OLED iPhone 8 in the pipeline, but what if its Lightning port will go away to make room for USB Type-C?
"Made For iPhone" accessory manufacturers may now support a proprietary Apple port. The shape may not be proprietary, but the pinout will be.
The company has been made aware of the need for adapters from its MacBook Pro customers and is addressing it with a sale.