To swap it out for a USB-C port? Or, to eliminate ports altogether. Jason Snell has the best analysis of what could be a dramatic step.
Apple pushing Lightning out of the equation isn’t surprising—the USB-C port on the iPad Pro could be a portent for such a move…
Famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple might remove the port altogether.
I want to laugh this report off, but I can’t. This is the company that deleted the headphone jack on the iPhone a few years ago—a move that seemed far-fetched when it was rumored, and was absolutely true.
Snell has a few ideas on how and why but does not explain how a microphone or musical instrument would be connected. I think we get USB-C next year.