While the first iPhone in 2007 incorporated a 30-pin charging/syncing port, the component has decreased in size due to the advances in tech and as a result, the current input is the miniature lightning port that first appeared on the iPhone 5 in 2012.

Now five years later, Apple is upgrading the iPhone with more tech and rightfully so as more modern tech is utilized, with the introduction of wireless charging capabilities on the upcoming iPhone 8 in celebration of its 10th anniversary, according to rumors.

Interestingly, wireless charging isn’t the norm yet due to a few factors — cost, compatibility and it’s slower than charging through a wire. Advances with wireless charging have been featured the past few years with Samsung’s “Fast Wireless Charging” and LG announcing its own wireless charging tech last year that’s also as fast as wired charging — but the tech hasn’t been implemented on any phones yet.

With the iPhone 7 having eliminated the headphone jack already, it’s no question that the Cupertino tech company will continue to create a phone that’s as futuristic as we’ve all dreamed of.

While accessories that rely on the port may suffer, rumors have already pointed to the new iPhone in 2020, where it’s suggested to be completely port free and a truly wireless future.

Now here’s what you need to know about the iPhone 8 so far.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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