Apple harbors an affinity towards the wireless, and the same has been evidenced in its recent launches. While the tech giant had entirely done away with headphone jack from its smartphones with the launch of iPhone 7 in 2016, the next accessory in line to get axed appears to be the charging port. 
Yes, you read that right. As per a recent report, Apple might just do away with the lightning charging port in 2021. This move could be reflected in the most expensive model in Apple’s lineup ever—iPhone 13. 

Given how there’s a cult-following of sorts with regards to Apple products, industry insiders ascertain that if Apple takes the first move— in removing lighting port from its models—other companies will follow suit. When Apple killed the headphone jack, it amassed a lot of flak. But, it wasn’t too long until it became the standard across the market, with other tech firms following suit.

“The reason to move on, I'm gonna give you three of them, but it really comes down to one word: courage," said Apple executive Phil Schiller said on stage while addressing what led to the removal of the headphone jack. “The courage to move on and do something new that betters all of us,” Schiller added.

While the reasoning behind Apple doing away with its lightning port is neither known nor confirmed, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is popular for his predictions, believes that the future models will lack the lightning slot. If this speculation transpires into reality, users of the iPhone 13 will have to resort to wireless charging. 

The model, which will come without a charging port, is most likely to be Apple’s most expensive iPhone to date. The shift is reasoned to be an attempt by the tech giant to distinguish its most coveted iPhone from the other smartphones. iPhone 13 is most likely to see the light of day sometime during the year 2021.

At present, the most recent range of Apple includes the $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro, $1,100 iPhone 11 Pro Max, and an economical version i.e. iPhone 11 priced at $ 700.