The end of the lightning cable? Apple almost killed it off in the iPhone X, ...

Apple created shockwaves when it killed off the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. 

But it could have shocked users even more had it decided to kill off the lightning cable - a decision the tech giant considered with the iPhone X, according to Bloomberg. 

Engineers at the company wanted to end wired charging and move to wireless charging with the 10th anniversary device. 

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Apple considered killing the lightning cable after it killed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. It decided against doing so however, as it faced issues with the AirPower charging mat (pictured)

Apple considered killing the lightning cable after it killed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. It decided against doing so however, as it faced issues with the AirPower charging mat (pictured)

Ultimately, they decided against the idea, as wireless charging is still slower than traditional charging technology. 

Additionally, including a wireless charger with the iPhone X would have bumped up its already hefty price tag of $999, Bloomberg said.  

That doesn't mean that Apple is going to abandon a truly wireless charging design, however. 

Apple still hopes to remove all physical buttons and ports on future iPhone models. 

And recent patent filings have suggested that that design could be coming soon.

Earlier this year, Apple filed to patent a phone with an 'all screen' design that includes sensors on the edges of the phone.

The design of the charger shown in the rendering also signifies a major departure from previous iterations, such as the one pictured, which has a boxier shape 

Users have to buy a USB-C to Lightning cable, as well as a USB-C power adapter that can deliver 29 watts, 61 watts or 87 watts of power

Ultimately, Apple decided against killing off the lightning cable (pictured), as wireless charging is still slower than traditional charging technology

The sensors would work similarly to 3D Touch, where users would press against the sensors to complete different actions,

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