今天好奇的华尔街日报报道声称下一代iPhone将用USB-C取代Lightning端口

Mochizuki Takashi,报道华尔街日报

People familiar with Apple’s plans said the iPhone releases this year would include two models with the traditional LCD and a third one with an OLED screen.

完全符合Ming Chi Kuo的报告从几个星期前:

  • 一款新的高端(价格较高)iPhone,其物理宽度与iPhone 7相似,但采用边缘到边缘的设计,使显示器的尺寸更接近7 Plus(我猜的是“iPhone Pro”。)
  • 两款新机型与目前的iPhone 7和7 Plus相似(可能是“7S”和“7S Plus”)。

    They said Apple would introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices, instead of the company’s original Lightning connectorThe models would also do away with a physical home button, they saidThose updates would give the iPhone features already available on other smartphones.

这是一个写得非常糟糕的段落iPhone 7和7 Plus已经没有物理主页按钮了Is he saying the Touch ID sensor is going away? Which new iPhones is Mochizuki claiming will have USB-C ports instead of Lightning? Only the high-end OLED model with the edge-to-edge display, or all three? It doesn’t make much sense to me that Apple would switch any iPhone to USB-C, but if they’re going to switch one, they should switch all of them.

If Apple had any plans to switch from Lightning to USB-C, why wouldn’t they have switched last year with the iPhone 7, when they started making tens of millions of pairs of Lightning ear buds? Why did they put a Lightning port on the AirPods case? My expectation has been that iPhones will决不切换到USB-C - Apple会坚持使用Lightning,直到他们完全取消外部端口。

我对此没有内在的麻烦,但它对我的耳朵是错误的如果有任何道理,我敢打赌,今年的iPhone将配备USB-C充电器,使用USB-C到Lightning线缆连接到手机。考虑到Apple已经从最新的MacBook型号中删除了USB-A端口,这是有道理的。

Using OLED displays would allow Apple to introduce a phone with a new look to fuel salesApple’s last major design overhaul came with the iPhone 6, a slimmer phone with larger displays that helped reignite sales growth and propel the company to record profitThe iPhone 7, introduced in September 2016, came with a similar design to its predecessor, contributing to slower sales in ChinaAnalysts say Chinese consumers feel more motivated to buy a new phone when it has a different look that gives it appeal as a status symbol.

我知道了考虑到所有事情,新的iPhone容貌new会比重用现有设计更令人兴奋我也明白,出于文化原因,在中国尤其如此(本·汤普森一直在强调这一点多年。)

但是这种想法,即任何缺乏全新设计的东西都不利于Apple事实并非如此基于上述段落,读者会在逻辑上得出结论,iPhone的销量下降是因为工业设计与其前身太相似但苹果刚刚报告了有史以来最高的iPhone销量再次,如果他们能够满足需求,一个令人兴奋的新硬件设计应该会推动销售额更高 - 但是,建议iPhone 7的类似于6 / 6S的设计导致了下滑,这是完全错误的。