In an unusual turn for Apple, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech company will be switching away from their proprietary lightning standard to the universally accepted and widely used USB-C on the new iPhone. Though there is some confusion is the Journal simply is indicating that USB-C will be incorporated into the Apple "Ultra Accessory Connector" (Read: Giant Heavy Connection Dongle".
According to The Verge: "The wording isn’t 100 percent clear, but the WSJ seems to be suggesting that Apple will drop the iPhone’s proprietary Lightning port in favor of the industry’s standard USB Type-C connector. It would be an unusual move for Apple, which has never been afraid of pushing its own connection standards, but not completely inexplicable. The company has already adopted USB-C on its MacBook line, and the two standards share some key features, including reversibility."