Will Apple ditch Lightning for USB-C on the new iPhone?
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Will Apple ditch Lightning for USB-C on the new iPhone?

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[MUSIC] What's good? Brian Tong here. We're back with the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. Yes, we missed last week show. That's what I call a vacation. Now the big story that cause the most confusion this week has to do with the next iPhone, of course it does. A Wall Street Journal report says one model of Apple's next iPhone will have a curved display with Apple ordering enough flexible OLED screens for mass production. Now those screens will allow for a curve at the edge of the phone just like we've seen in Samsung phones. So it sound, we've heard all this before. But then the journal also reports, the next iPhone feature, will feature, a USB-C port for the power volt and other peripheral devices, instead of the company's original lighting connector. Now, then the internet started a run with it, and started the iPhone is dating the lightning port, the iPhone is dating, the lightning port. That's not how I interpreted it, the journal statement is ambiguous at best and doesn't outright say the iPhone is getting rid of line in. I think the new iPhone is going to have the option for a USBC power adapter just Just like the iPad pro. See, a lot of you might not know what even exists because not many of you have the iPad pro. It's the only iOS device that can take advantage of the whole 29 watts of power. It's a must have and I bought it because It charges 2.5 times faster than that standard janky 12 volt one that comes with it. Yeah, thanks Apple for making me pay 35 bucks for the cable and 49 bucks for the power adaptor to get the best charging possible. Possible. That's a bad apple. [SOUND] Now do you really think Apple's gonna all of a sudden just ditch its proprietary connection? The answer is no. And sure, there's a chance I could be wrong. But I don't see it happening. So let's just calm down now, take a deep breath, okay? Yeah, it's most likely for the power adapter, and not to complete removal of the lightning port on the iPhone, are we good now? Okay, yeah, we're good. All right, Apple had their annual shareholders meeting where a bunch of rich guys with Apple stocks can ask stupid questions to Tim Cook like asking for a super smart dumb round phone. Seriously, that's what happened to which Tim Cook responded not sure if we're going to create a round phone. But there was also some take aways, Cook talked about the AirPods and said Apple is making them as fast as they can and called the wireless ear buds quite the cultural phenomenon. Okay Tim, you're drunk. Come on I don't even see 1 out of 100 people wearing them in the Bay Area. You know what was a cultural phenomenon. Pokemon Go. Or let's go way back, way back to this dance craze called the macarena. [MUSIC] [SOUND] Heck, even Salt Bay is bigger than the AirPods. Now AirPods are good,really good. Apple's best product of 2016 but Tim, stop making stuff up. Now Cook also pushed back that Apple is too consumer focused. And said Apple will do more in the pro area and that the creative field is especially important to Apple. Hey, Tim, just a reminder we're at three years and two months since the last Mac Pro update bro. iMac is already year and a half, so I'm pretty sure your priorities are actually somewhere else. Now when asked about merging the iPad with the Mac, you reiterated that you see them as separate and that the iPad will do more and more so that more people will view the iPad as a laptop replacement but not a Mac replacement. Translation? Don't expect the Hybrid OS that the iPad needs and we want to ever come. All right, Google now has a live tv streaming service of their own called YouTube TV that will cost $35 a month and offer a bundle of channels from the Big 4, ADC, MBC, CBS and Fox. And channels related to those like. ESPN, Bravo and more. Now Pay TV only networks from Viacom, AMC and Time Warner won't be a part of it. But come on Apple, now there's Playstation views, Sling TV, AT&T Direct Now and YouTube TV, but Apple still has absolutely nothing to show for, when they could have been ahead of this a long, long time ago. You know what? I'm tired of throwing out about Apple over and over for this, it just makes me sad now. Like Sad apple. [SOUND] Now in case you missed it, Apple's new campus will be officially called Apple Park, and its 1,000 seat auditorium will be named after Steve Jobs. Apple Park's 175 acre campus will be ready in April for its 12,000 employees to start moving in. The campus' ring-shaped, 2.8 million square foot building Is entirely covered by the world's largest panels of curved glass. This is part of SJs legacy and really one of the most impressive buildings you'll ever see. It's also the largest naturally ventilated building that requires no heating or air-conditioning for nine months of the year. Nowhere yet if the ventilation system is strong enough to handle really stinky parts. [SOUND] And the Nintendo Switch is coming out this weekend. But believe it or not, there is a connection to Apple. See, both the Nintendo Switch and the MacBook Pro feature a USB C port. So Mike Murphy on Twitter decided to connect the two and found out that if you plug the switch into the MacBook Pro, the switch charges the laptop. and not the other way around, so just a little power tip for all you out there. Alright that's going to do it for this week you can email us at theapplebyte@cnet.com or tweet me @BrianTong thanks so much for watching we'll catch you all next time for another bite over the apple

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