Apple's iPhone could celebrate its 10th birthday with a curved screen and USB-C connection.
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 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 3.5mm headphone jack, . With that commitment to Lightning in mind, you may want to take this little rumor 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.
Correction, 6:24 a.m. PT: This story originally misstated the industry-standard headphone jack size. It is 3.5mm.
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