Say Goodbye to the iPhone Dongle?

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It may only be a prediction from a financial analyst, but it certainly serves as a warning to radio that it’s hand-held future is more dependent on audio streaming and 5G than ever.


Apple is expected to say goodbye to its industry-changing Lightning dongle on the highest-end iPhone devices set for release in two years. It could presage a wholesale end to the connector, with wireless charging just one of the advances Apple could bring to consumers.

If true, kiss the Soundot app goodbye — and any hope of bringing over-the-air FM radio, free of data charges, to an iPhone user.

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