Before apple got rid of the standard headphone jack in favor of making you buy bluetooth phones.
It seems that the iPhone 8 will be made entirely from glass, and while drilling precision holes in glass is possible, it generally requires expensive tools and specialist knowledge to set up on an industrial state. The basic job of your phone’s lightning or USB port is to get power to the battery but as far as apple is concern, it’s just a useless port people use for jail-breaking iPhones which apple hates a lot. Apple is cutting the port to make iPhone thinner. And since anything from data preservation to contacts can just be stored remotely, it seems like a no-brainer. But there are some consequences to wireless charging and a port-free iPhone that we should consider. I actually told my mum about the no port thing and she was like “aah they are ruining the iPhone.” 😛