2019 iPhones Could Carry the Same Price Tag as Current iPhones, USB Type C Unlikely

Its almost been a month since the very first renders showing off the triple camera on the iPhone XI came out but the iPhone rumour mill still does not seem to come to a standstill. Everyone has been talking about the design, the cameras and whatnot but no one wants to jump on the price bandwagon this soon.

The 2019 iPhones’ Pricing Could Remain Unchanged

To go with the word on the street, the new trio of 2019 iPhones will come with same price tags. This means that the iPhone XR successor will cost $749 and the iPhone XI and XI Max will start at $999 and $1099, respectively. Considering Apple’s reputation, this is a little difficult to digest but we have some clues to support this claim.

Apple has been facing stagnant sales with the iPhone since last year. As a matter of fact, the iPhone is Apple’s most profit-earning product and unstable sales of the iPhone are not looking good for the company, as implied by the recent reports about falling stock prices. Investors have always seen a growth in the iPhone sales each year since the first iPhone. The decline in sales last year has led them to lose faith in the company. To put it in simple words, Apple wants to regrow its sales numbers and selling the new iPhone models included with feature upgrades at the same price as last year could actually help the company.

iPhone XI render featuring a triple rear camera setup

Will Apple ditch the lightning connector?

If you’re asking whether Apple will replace its proprietary lighting connector on the iPhone with a USB Type C port, the simple answer is No. If you follow tech closely, you must know the future has truly wireless devices for us. Chinese companies have been trying really hard to make button-less, port-less devices which completely rely on wireless tech. The first wave of this ‘truly wireless’ concept hit us with the removal of the headphone jack, which Apple started.

Will Apple ditch the lightning connector altogether? Yes. A few of these all-wireless devices have already hit the market. In maybe three, four years we could see all smartphones running solely on wireless charging. In this wireless space Apple will have to remove any ports from the iPhone, whatsoever. And if the ports are not here to stay, it makes no sense in shifting to a different one when it’s only a matter of few years before they disappear. Take everything with a pinch of salt, however, as it is still months before the iPhone launch in September.

Sahas Arya
A fellow gamer and a redditor. When not gaming i can be found binge-watching thriller shows on Netflix.

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