Apple is studying how to restore a portless iPhone
Apple will launch a portless iPhone at some time in the future, that is, the Lighting interface at the bottom of the device will be removed and used wirelessly.
In terms of wireless charging technology, Apple has no major problems at present, but if there is no port, how can the user restore the device if the device fails?
To this end, the Apple engineering team is conducting research on device recovery. Currently, the Apple engineering team has prepared a variety of methods such as recovery via Bluetooth connection.
When the research on device recovery technology is completed, Apple can launch new devices without the port. In the future, more Apple devices will rely on pure wireless connections.
When our device has a serious failure, it can be restored with the tools provided by Apple. The so-called restoration actually refers to re-flashing Apple’s official firmware.
Re-flashing the firmware will help restore the normal operation of the device and solve some abnormal problems. The restoration function is an indispensable basic function for users.
If there is no port, it is actually difficult to restore the device. You can’t send the device to Apple for disassembly and repair every time a failure occurs.
Of course, it is impossible for Apple to receive users’ devices every day for recovery purposes, so the problem facing Apple’s engineering team is that it can recover without a port.
Appleosophy said that Apple’s engineering team has worked out several methods for recovery issues, including recovery through wireless networks, Bluetooth wireless connections, and hidden contact points.
Recovering via the wireless network connection is a good solution. After the user manually puts the device into the recovery mode, it will automatically connect to the Apple server to perform the recovery.
It can also be connected to Apple’s supporting software through a wireless network to allow users to operate, but the recovery speed of this solution is about 2.5 times slower than wired.
The recovery of Bluetooth connection is also an alternative solution for Apple’s engineering team, but this solution has been cut off because the actual recovery speed is horribly slow.
At the same time, there are unreliability and security problems in the connection through Bluetooth. Therefore, although this solution has been discussed, Apple has abandoned it.
The hidden point is also a solution studied by the Apple engineering team. The so-called hidden point refers to placing the connection point inside the SIM card slot for recovery.
When you need to restore the device, you only need to use a special SIM card tray to connect. After installing the card tray, you can connect to the external data cable for recovery.
The media said that although there are many solutions, there are still many problems at present, so the portless iPhone is still in the early stages of prototype development.