Apple’s iPhone could celebrate its 10th birthday with a curved screen and USB-C connection.
According to the Wall Street Journal, at least one model in Apple’s next update to the iPhone range could have a curved OLED screen, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
More intriguingly, the Journal quotes anonymous sources claiming the new iPhone would ditch Apple’s proprietary Lightning connection for USB-C. USB cables for syncing and charging are standard across the mobile industry, but Apple has always stubbornly stuck with its own charging connection. Shifting to USB-C would be a huge move for Apple.
It would also be a surprise, as Apple’scontroversially moved away from another industry standard, the 2.5mm headphone jack, . With that commitment to Lightning in mind, you may want to take this little rumour with a pinch of salt.
The report also suggested an end to the home button, which would free space for a slimmer bezel — but it’s not clear where Apple would put the fingerprint scanner.
Apple has yet to respond to a request for comment.