Apple is reportedly planning to include a USB-C-to-Thunderbolt cable that could connect a wireless device to the device.
The Lightning to Lightning cable has been a staple of the industry for years, but Apple is apparently considering adding a wireless charging connector, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Apple has been developing a wireless cable that can charge a device like a smartphone, as well as the iPad, Macbook, and even Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg.
The company’s next-generation iPhone, codenamed Xcode 12, is expected to come out in 2019, the Journal reports, citing sources.
Apple is rumored to have a wireless headphone jack for charging.
The new Lightning to USB-A cable could potentially allow Apple to add a USB to Lightning to the cable, allowing it to charge a Bluetooth-enabled iPhone without the need for a Lightning to Thunderbolt adapter.
Apple also reportedly plans to launch a wireless phone charging port in the future.
The Wall Street Reuters reports that the new Lightning cable will include a microUSB port, which would be a major upgrade from the current Lightning to MicroUSB connector.