Cleanroom components were removed from the company’s production line in 2015, but they are still used in the production of some of the company ‘s flagship products, such as the Apple Watch.
It’s a move that has left the company with a small number of components, including the Apple Pay NFC payment chip, a microSD card slot, and the power connector that powers the iPad Air.
The new iPhone X comes with a microUSB port, the headphone jack and microphone jack, and a microSIM slot, which is a significant omission from the iPhone lineup.
In 2017, Apple announced the addition of a USB-C port, which could help ease the transition from a full-fledged USB-A to USB-B port for the iPhone.
A full USB-D port will also be added in 2018.
It’s not just a matter of adding more USB-H and USB-I ports, either.
The iPhone X will be compatible with a variety of USB-S, USB-T and USB 3.0 ports, as well as charging pads, charging cords, and other accessories.
Apple has also confirmed that the new iPhone will feature the same high-speed audio codec as the iPhone 8, a change that will enable audio streaming services such as Spotify to better support Apple Pay payments.
The company also confirmed a new ‘Connected Home’ feature, which will enable wireless charging and wireless data networks to be connected to the home, and allow customers to control the connected home remotely.
The iPhone X is expected to launch in September 2018.