One of many iPhone 13 Rumors that have come our way over the past few months have suggested that the device could completely disconnect the Lightning and become completely portable – and we just got some details on how that could be achieved.
According to data from AppleosophyApple’s hardware and software developers are exploring a method of recovering iPhone over the Internet that uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth instead of a physical cable to reset an iPhone.
Right now, you can do a factory reset on an iPhone using iOS. However, if the device won’t turn on or the software is damaged, you’ll need to connect it to a PC or Mac. This physical connection would not be required under the new system.
Instead, the iPhone would send a kind of help signal over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth that would enable a computer connection, Appleosophy reports. Alternatively, the smartphone can start the recovery process itself and run through it as soon as it is online.
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These ideas are apparently still being investigated in Apple, and the Bluetooth option is currently the least popular with engineers (someone who might reset your phone without your permission) due to possible security concerns.
It doesn’t sound like Apple made a decision on how to deal with this, but this “Internet Recovery” approach is one way that the iPhone 13, or any other future iPhone in the future, will deplete the Lightning port for good Could put strength.
Of course, charging would also have to be entirely wireless, and we assume that Apple would ultimately take the same step with the iPad. The Appleosophy says Apple learned from that Apple WatchThis cannot simply be reset if the software is unresponsive without sending it back to Apple.
Appleosophy is not a source that we have heard much from recently. So don’t take this as final just yet – but rumor does match previous reports about Apple, which wants to make the iPhone portable in the next few years.
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