Portless ‘iPhone 13’ could restore iOS without needing a cable

A version of the “iPhone 13” that lacks a Lightning port could force changes to recovery processes, a report claims, with an “Internet Recovery” mode allowing for the reinstallation of iOS without needing to connect the iPhone to a Mac or PC.

Recovering an unresponsive iPhone usually requires it to be connected to another device, typically via the Lightning port on the base. If rumors of a port-less iPhone are true, the lack of a Lightning port or any other standard physical connection may make the device difficult to maintain.To allow for a complete reinstallation of iOS on an unresponsive iPhone without a distinct physical connection, Apple is allegedly looking at ways to do so. Based on rumors from Appleosophy, the main way to do this is by something tentatively called “Internet Recovery.”

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